BREAKING: Steve Nash is FIRED by the Nets amid brutal 2-5 start after months of turmoil over Kevin Durant’s desire to stay in Brooklyn and Kyrie Irving’s refusal to get vaccinated or apologize over allegedly anti-Semitic tweet
The Brooklyn Nets have fired head coach Steve Nash amid a brutal 2-5 starts and months of turmoil surrounding team stars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.
‘We want to thank Steve for everything he brought to our franchise over the past two-plus seasons,’ said General Manager Sean Marks said in a statement. ‘Since becoming head coach, Steve was faced with a number of unprecedented challenges, and we are sincerely grateful for his leadership, patience and humility throughout his tenure.
‘Personally, this was an immensely difficult decision; however, after much deliberation and evaluation of how the season has begun, we agreed that a change is necessary at this time. We wish Steve, Lilla and their family all the best in the future.’
Nets owner Joe Tsai also thanked Nash in a statement.
‘I’ve gotten to know Steve during his time in Brooklyn, and he is not one to shy away from challenges,’ Tsai said. ‘My admiration and respect for him grew over time as he brought hard work and positive attitude to our organization every day, even in periods of exceptional storm surrounding the team. Clara and I want to thank Steve, Lilla and their family for making this extraordinary commitment. We began this journey as colleagues, we part as friends.’