Coach Steve Nash has been fired as a result of the Brooklyn Nets’ terrible start to the year. After a terrible 2-5 start that has been overshadowed by off-court turmoil, like Kyrie Irving’s social media sponsorship of an anti-Semitic movie, the Nets dismissed Nash on Wednesday. Jacque Vaughn is serving as the team’s temporary head coach.
The Nets intend to bring Udoka in to replace Nash, according to reports from Shams Charania of The Athletic and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Wojnarowski further stated that the Celtics will allow Udoka to change jobs. The Celtics would not seek compensation for the coach who had been marred by scandal, according to Yahoo Sports.
Boston reached the NBA Finals last year in Udoka’s first season as the Celtics’ head coach; two years ago, he was an assistant with the Nets. “This says to me they think Udoka is the guy who can make it work with this mess they currently have, The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor told The Mismatch podcast. “But I don’t think just changing the coach is enough to overcome what this team is in right now.”
Steve Nash Fired: What are the Reason
In the off-season, there were rumors that Kevin Durant wanted Nash gone, which led to the decision. The NBA world was ignited by the news of the firing. ESPN’s Stephen. A. Smith called for the nonsense to end. “Sad to see Steve Nash go from the Brooklyn Nets — but he was put in an impossible situation. Now they need to go get Ime Udoka asap,” he tweeted. “Like right now !!! Since the Celtics don’t want him coaching their team. Then the nonsense will end.”
Meanwhile, Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports asserted that the Nets needed to completely change course and trade Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Durant struck a bombshell on the Nets in the off-season when he demanded a move, but the Nets stood his own. Durant just inked a four-year, $303 million AUD deal.
Irving, meanwhile, opted into a $56 million AUD extension in the off-season. “They are going to try and keep this together, what they should do is tear it apart,” Goodwill said. “It’s time for Kevin Durant to be traded. Now with the Nets a two and five and looking like a completely inconsistent outfit there is no path to the championship, there’s no path for them to complete. Trade him for draft picks. Remember they don’t have any because of the virtue of that James Harden deal.”