During that time Nash led the Nets to 94 wins and 67 losses, along with a 7-9 playoff record.
But, after a 2-5 start to this season, Brooklyn decided to part ways with Nash.
Sean Marks reveals what Steve Nash told him last night: “They’re not responding to me”
— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) November 1, 2022
So what is next for the Nets?
Only seven games into the season, they still have plenty of time to turn their season around.
But, need the right coach to help them do that.
Here are three names to watch in the Nets coaching search.
1. Ime Udoka
This seems to be a popular, yet controversial name for the Nets opening.
Ime Udoka has been suspended all season by the Boston Celtics for violating team rules.
But, it appears he will never coach for Boston again.
The Nets are interested in Udoka, who used to be an assistant under Nash.
He led the Celtics to the NBA Finals last year and he is someone who should be able to handle all the egos in Brooklyn.
2. Quin Snyder
The former Utah Jazz head coach is an interesting name in consideration for the Nets job.
In his eight seasons with the Jazz, Snyder had a 372-264 record.
But struggled in the playoffs by going 21-30.
The Jazz were always competitive under Snyder, and he is used to coaching All-Stars.
The two stars in Brooklyn can be tough to deal with as Nash found out.
Keep an eye on the experienced Snyder to be an option for the Nets.
3. Jacque Vaughn
The acting head coach for the Nets is now Jacque Vaughn.
He will take over for Nash and could be the long-term solution in Brooklyn.
Fun fact — This is what Kyrie and KD said in 2020 after Steve Nash was named head coach.
Kyrie: "I don’t really see us having a head coach… KD could be a head coach. I could be a head coach."
KD: "Jacque Vaughn could do it one day." pic.twitter.com/OhVElKsE1h
— StatMuse (@statmuse) November 1, 2022
The Nets are familiar with Vaughn and he already has a relationship built with the roster.
Depending on how he does as the acting coach could go a long way in getting Vaughn the long-term job.