The fantastic player has been all over the league during his 14 seasons and was sought after by multiple teams when he was given up by the Toronto Raptors.
The Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, and Milwaukee Bucks were just some of the teams vying for Dragic.
But in the end it was Brooklyn that secured him – and now he’s saying why.
“Steve was my mentor. … To finish my career with [Nash] would be awesome.”
Goran Dragic on why he picked Brooklyn
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 24, 2022
But he makes no secret that the big draw was the chance to be coached by his friend and mentor, Steve Nash.
“Steve was my mentor,” Dragic said. “To finish my career with [Nash] would be awesome.”
It has a chance to be awesome for everyone involved.
As recently as two seasons ago, Dragic was averaging 16.2 points and 5.1 assists a game.
He’s the sort of smart, fast, experienced point guard who can add a whole lot of value and wisdom and skill to the team.
Having him come off the bench could be a huge blessing for the Nets – especially since it sounds like Irving could be returning to full-time status soon.
Nash and Dragic played together back on the Phoenix Suns, when Nash was the older mentor and Dragic was just entering the league.
They created a strong relationship back then and it was that same relationship that drew Dragic into Brooklyn.
He started his career with Nash and now it looks like he will end it with him too.
It doesn’t get much more poetic than that.