The new NBA season just started and the Brooklyn Nets won’t quit with all their drama.
Just moments ago, it was announced that the team was parting ways with head coach Steve Nash after a dismal 2-5 start to the year.
“Parting ways” is just a polite way of saying that Nash was fired.
The Nets say they have parted ways with Coach Steve Nash.
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) November 1, 2022
The news was shocking, despite the team’s awful win-loss record, and it’s raising a lot of questions about the team, Nash’s replacement, the future of the Nets, and how much longer the team can hold onto both Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.
People all over the internet are fired up and fascinated by this latest mess coming from Brooklyn.
A Mutual Mess
Most people find it hard to believe that Nash leaving the team was really a “mutual” decision.
Former NBA star and current analyst Kendrick Perkins put it best on Twitter.
“Mutual decision” — wtf is that?
Nets: You’re fired
Nash: I agree
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) November 1, 2022
He’s not the only one who thinks that Nash didn’t have a say in the matter.
Other people are confused by Brooklyn’s choice to can Nash after such a short amount of time in the season.
I have no idea what the point in keeping Nash around was if you’re just going to fire him after 7 games. Now, you’re going to bring in a new voice who will have to implement their systems/philosophies on the fly under an *immense* amount of pressure.
— Matt Brooks (@MattBrooksNBA) November 1, 2022
Matt Brooks points out that whoever takes over Nash’s job will have a very hard time – and a whole of pressure.
Meanwhile, other people are shocked to hear that suspended Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka is possibly in the running to get the coaching job for Brooklyn.
This comes just weeks after he was suspended for having a romantic relationship with one of his staffers.
Ime Udoka worked for the Nets as an assistant the year before the Celtics hired him. His coaching style seems to work with stars. He would make a lot of sense as a Steve Nash replacement if Brooklyn is willing to overlook the serious mess that led to his suspension in Boston.
— Jay King (@ByJayKing) November 1, 2022
However, he might be the sort of coach that the teams needs, as pointed out by Jay King.
But would the Celtics really allow Udoka to leave their organization in order to make an Eastern Conference rival stronger?
Would Boston let Ime Udoka go to a division rival who has the talent to turn things around? The Nets will certainly try to find out.
— Jared Weiss (@JaredWeissNBA) November 1, 2022
Finally, some people are just relieved for Nash, who has had a very tough tenure while coaching the team.
Steven Nash learning he doesn't have to work with Kyrie and KD anymore.pic.twitter.com/q3QIcdbSGJ
— John Ewing 🦁 (@johnewing) November 1, 2022
Since joining the Nets, Nash has tried to work well with Durant, Irving, James Harden, Ben Simmons, and a slew of others, all while a pandemic raged, players demanded trades, other teams dominated, and rumors about his future swirled.
Nash is certainly due for a long vacation.