Steve Nash is no longer the coach of the Brooklyn Nets

He couldn’t go on any longer. Since June 30 and the commercial request that Kevin Durant leaked to the American media, the wind of change has promised to blow through Brooklyn. This Tuesday, four months later, the Nets announced their split from nervous coach Steve Nash who seemed cut off from his group.

The Brooklyn Nets and their coach Steve Nash have decided to separate“, we can read in the press release of the New York franchise, whose start to the season is poor, out of step with the talents that abound in its workforce. Two wins, five losses and no sense of revolt perceived in Durant or otherwise Kyrie Irving It was too much.

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Thorny cases only

Ever since he became head coach (in September 2020, ed), Steve [Nash] he has faced an unprecedented number of challenges and we are sincerely grateful for his guidance, patience and humility throughout his tenure.“GM Sean Marks wrote. More than a polite formula, as Nash’s work was so specific.

Double MVP (2005, 2006), the former Canadian leader began as a coach in the NBA, with this position in the spotlight. The arrival of James Harden to form a phantasmagoric trio (later his departure for the Sixers), the complexity of Kyrie Irving’s adapted program (due to his decision not to get vaccinated against Covid-19) … everything will have been complicated.

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It was probably him or “KD”

In 2021, without making a big impression collectively, “his” Nets nearly eliminated future champions (the Milwaukee Bucks) in the Eastern Conference semifinals. But nothing happened and in 2022, from the first round, Brooklyn took the door in the face. The overall view of Nash’s passage on the bench will thus remain that of a failure.

Over the summer, Durant even asked owner Joe Tsai for the heads of Nash and Marks. “KD” then, in a sense, ended up partially winning the case. Its start to the 2022-2023 fiscal year cannot be criticized, reading the basic statistics: 32.6 points per game, 52.4% successful. But in charge, he wasn’t there.

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Udoka on pole to replace him

So much for the long-awaited electroshock. According to ESPN, Jacque Vaughn will act as interim manager this Tuesday night for the Chicago reception. Two candidates quickly emerged for the sequel: Quin Snyder, former Jazz guide, and Ime Udoka – suspended from Boston for a sexual relationship, who had inflicted a “sweep” on the Nets with the Celtics during the last playoffs.

Adrian Wojnarowski, famous insider of the Great League, he later clarified that Udoka was the “likely“the next coach from Brooklyn, where he has already been a staff member (assistant to Nash in 2020-21):”His recruitment could be finalized in the next 24-48 hours“The Celtics”will let go“their coach, an NBA finalist for his rookie year, according to the reporter fromESPN.

Ime Udoka

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