The Drama in Brooklyn continues as the two-time NBA MVP and now head coach Steve Nash agrees to part ways with the team after a 2-5 start in the 2022-2023 NBA season. Follow for more NBA trivia contents here!
NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski and Shams Chanaria reported that Brooklyn Nets is planning to hire the suspended Boston Celtics Head coach Ime Udoka. Boston granted Nets permission to speak to Udoka and will allow the coach to leave the organization freely.
Wojnarowski also reported that Brooklyn also shows an interest with the former Utah Jazz Head Coach Quin Snyder. Assistant Coach Jacque Vaughn is temporarily handling the head coaching job for the Nets on Tuesday night against the Chicago Bulls. Visit for more NBA mobile analysis and updates here!
In a press release, Nets General Manager Sean Marks thanked Steve Nash, “We want to thank Steve for everything he brought to our franchise over the past two-plus seasons. Personally, this was an immensely difficult decision; however, after much deliberation and evaluation of how the season has begun, we agreed that a change is necessary at this time.”
In his two seasons with Brooklyn, he had a 94-67 winning record in the regular season and a 7-9 record in the playoffs, including the 4-0 sweep of Boston last playoffs.
Nash posted on twitter his appreciation and farewell message to the Nets organization: “A very heartfelt thanks to (owners) Joe and Clara Tsai along with Sean Marks for giving me the opportunity to coach the Brooklyn Nets. It was an amazing experience with many challenges that I’m incredibly grateful for.”
Last season, Brooklyn Nets had a disappointing playoffs output as they got swept by the Boston Celtics in the first round of the East Playoffs. During the offseason, Brooklyn became a headline after Durant demanded a trade in late June, but he added an option of staying with the team if Nash and Marks were fired from their positions.
Golden State Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr reacted to the news about Steve Nash, “He (Steve Nash) is a good friend of mine, so more than anything I feel for Steve,” Kerr said. ‘I think he has all the qualities to be a brilliant coach. Brilliant,” Kerr emphasized.
“It’s a good reminder to me, and I think all coaches, that we are at the whim of players, front offices, ownership – you really need a solid situation in which to thrive as a coach in this league,” Kerr said in an interview. “Erik [Spoelstra] got one here, I’ve got one in Golden State. We’re really lucky.”
The winning coach Steve Kerr emphasizes that being an NBA coach is a really difficult job and even though you have all the tools and experience to be a great coach, if you are not in the right system, an exotic environment, you will not flourish, you will not have the opportunity to showcase what you got. It’s all about a good environment for the head coach to succeed in the NBA.
“You throw either one of us in that situation, we wouldn’t have done any better than Steve. And that’s the truth. So as a really good friend of mine, I feel bad for Steve. But I also know if he wants to get back into this thing, he can be great.”
He just needs a more stable environment,” Kerr emphasized.
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