The season is officially over for the Brooklyn Nets.
Despite some hopes that they could win the NBA Finals this year, the troubled Nets were swept by the Boston Celtics in the very first round of the playoffs.
It also has a well-respected head coach, Steve Nash.
Despite that, the team couldn’t get it together this year.
Does this mean Nash’s time leading the squad is coming to an end?
KD says he still believes Nash is the right guy to lead this group. He said he was dealt a “crazy hand,” and is appreciative of how Nash came through it.
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Durant doesn’t think so.
Following the game, Durant showed his support for Nash as HC, saying he still believes he’s the right guy for the job.
Durant noted that Nash was dealt a “crazy hand” throughout the season yet kept his composure through it all.
Some things about the Nets need to change but is Nash one of them?
Bye Bye, Brooklyn
Brooklyn ended the season with a 44-38 record, which was good enough to get them into the seventh seed.
That’s not a horrible standing but hopes for the team were much, much higher than that.
However, Durant is right: the Nets had a crazy year that was beyond Nash’s control.
COVID-19 health and safety protocols decimated the team at times, causing multiple huge absences.
Meanwhile, the Irving vaccine saga didn’t help them either and they were without a star player for months.
Then there was Durant’s extended injury and Harden’s lackluster showing and demand to be traded.
All in all, the entire season was a mess from beginning to end.
People judging Nash should wait to do so until after a season without so many problems and setbacks.
Only then can they make a true determination about if he should leave.