Brooklyn Nets Name Steve Nash Their 23rd Head Coach in Franchise History
Hall of Fame guard Steve Nash signed a four-year contract on Thursday morning to become the next head coach of the Brooklyn Nets.
Hall of Fame guard Steve Nash has signed a four-year contract to become the next coach of the Brooklyn Nets, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 3, 2020
Nash, an 8-time NBA All-Star and winner of back-t0-back MVP awards in 2005 and 2006, recently spent five seasons as a player development consultant with the Golden State Warriors. During his time with Golden State, Nash contributed to two championship teams and made four consecutive trips to the NBA Finals.
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has high praise for Nash.
Congratulations to @SteveNash and thank you for all your work over the years with the @warriors. You are going to crush it in Brooklyn! @BrooklynNets
— Steve Kerr (@SteveKerr) September 3, 2020
The hiring reminds some of the last time the Nets hired a Hall of Fame guard as head coach.
Nash’s hiring, along with his relationship with Kevin Durant, has a lot of similarities to when Brooklyn hired Jason Kidd back in 2013, including his relationship with the team’s best player, Deron Williams. Brooklyn will undoubtedly hope the partnership lasts longer than a year.
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) September 3, 2020
Here’s a sneak peek at the 2020-21 Brooklyn Nets.
With the addition of Steve Nash, here’s the look in Brooklyn next year 👀 pic.twitter.com/OTy4eryLMF
— ESPN (@espn) September 3, 2020