Nets fire coach Steve Nash to end dismal start to season
The Brooklyn NetsThey fired Steve Nash on Tuesday to nip the poor results and bad feelings at the beginning of the season, with two wins and five losses, at the root. “The Brooklyn Nets and head coach Steve Nash have agreed to go their separate ways,” he reported. the Brooklyn franchisein an official statement, with which they close a stage far removed from the expectations of the franchise and marked by the bad image and the return of the stars to the team, with the departure of James Harden , the arrival of Ben Simmons and the commitment to Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, which hasn't quite worked out.
The terrible start of this season, already open with many doubts about Nash after a turbulent summer, it is at the bottom of the cessation. The 48-year-old Canadian coach has been questioned ever since he arrived. what arrived to the Nets in September 2020. Nash's relationship with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving was long overdue.
This summer was filtered Even the news that Durant had asked for Nash to be fired to remain on the roster after falling in the first round of the ‘playoffs’ against the Boston Celticsfor a resounding 4-0. Brooklyn decided He kept the technician in his job and ignored Durant's request, which backed down. But the erratic progress of the Nets in these first weeks of competition and all the turmoil in the franchise have finally pushed the owners of the Nets to opt for the relay.
— Steve Nash (@SteveNash) November 1, 2022
Shortly after the news was made official, Nash posted on Twitter. a message on his Twitter account to thank those responsible for the Nets , the staff and the fans of Brooklyn for the time lived. “Thank you to Joe and Clara Tsai (the owners of the franchise and Alibaba e-commerce group) and Sean Marks (the athletic director) for giving me the opportunity to coach the Brooklyn Nets. It has been an incredible experience. experience with many challenges for which I am very grateful”, remarked the technician.
The last game of the Nets ended in a loss. with a 116-109 win against the Indiana Pacers but left Very negative feelings with a team without a defined direction and far from its aspirations of being competitive in the Eastern Conference.
Breaking: Nets have fired Steve Nash, per @wojespn pic.twitter.com/hF6f0QE7G2
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 1, 2022
“We want to thank Steve for everything he brought to our franchise over the last two years. Since taking office, Stevefaced He faced an unprecedented set of challenges and we are grateful for his leadership, patience and humility,” said Sean Marks, General Manager of the Nets. “Personally, it was an enormously difficult decision. However, after much reflection on how it began, After our season, we've decided that a change is necessary,” he added.
The Nets also reported that they will make a decision shortly n will be the new coach.The Brooklyn team will play this Tuesday at home against the Chicago Bulls.In principle, Jacque Vaughn >, who was in charge of the Nets at the end of the 2019-2020 season, will be the one to take over temporarily, although according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Brooklyn names like Ime Udoka (Boston would open the door for him to leave) and Quin Snyder for the long term.