In a surprising move, the team announced that the team’s head coach is leaving the organization, stating that both sides have decided to part ways.
This comes after the Nets got off to a rough start in the season, falling to a disappointing 2-5 record.
It also comes after Nash has seen controversy after controversy since joining the team a few years ago.
The Brooklyn Nets and Head Coach Steve Nash have agreed to part ways. pic.twitter.com/FodPxzNzuc
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) November 1, 2022
For his part, Nash released a heartfelt statement thanking the team and the team’s front office for giving him his first head coaching job in the NBA.
“It was a pleasure to work with the players, performance team and front office everyday,” Nash said.
“I’m especially grateful to my coaching staff and video room who are a talented group with so much character and professionalism,” he added.
Nash wished the Nets nothing but success moving forward, saying “the Nash’s will be rooting for our team as they turn this season around.”
Turning things around will be a hefty task for whoever is hired to replace Nash.
No More Nash
It seems like Kevin Durant has gotten half of what he wanted.
During the summer, when he demanded a trade from the team, Durant told the team’s front office that he wanted General Manager Sean Marks and Nash gone.
In the end, he agreed to come back to the team with both of them still on board but now Nash is gone and Durant remains.
And the future remains unclear.
The team is not playing well (although they did earn a win on Monday night) and Nash’s coaching is partly to blame.
Yet, the problems with the squad run deep and they still don’t perform like a solid, connected unit even after years of trying to get it together.
The search for a new head coach begins for Brooklyn and the stakes couldn’t be higher.