Steve Nash is no longer Brooklyn Nets coach

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Steve Nash is no longer Brooklyn Nets coach

Two weeks after the start of the regular season, the ax fell for Steve Nash. The Brooklyn Nets and their Canadian coach have decided to separate while the New York franchise is having a very disappointing start to the season (2 wins – 5 losses). The former Phoenix point guard, NBA MVP in 2005 and 2006, will be replaced by Jacque Vaughn for the game against Chicago, scheduled for tonight.

Appointed September 2020, Nash had taken Brooklyn to the play-offs in his first two seasons. But despite Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, the franchise had not gone beyond the Conference semi-finals in 2021 against future champion Milwaukee (3-4), and had been swept away in the first round by Boston (0-4) last spring. Durant had asked to leave the franchise this summer before demanding, in order to stay, that Brooklyn part ways with Nash. A request at the time refused by the owner of the franchise Joe Tsai.

Sndyer and Udoka tracked to replace him

The Canadian had kept the reins of the franchise but the start of the season had been nightmarish with a slap suffered from the start against New Orleans (108-130) then a series of four defeats in a row, interrupted Monday evening against Indiana (116-109). According to journalist Adrian Wojnarowski (ESPN), Quin Snyder, Utah coach from 2014 to 2022 and Ime Udoka, finalist with Boston in the spring but suspended by the Celticsare among Brooklyn’s leads to replace Nash.

On Twitter, the ex-leader shared a press release to thank the franchise. ” Thanks to Joe and Clara Tsai and Sean Marks (general manager) for giving me the opportunity to coach the Nets. It was an amazing experience with great challenges for which I am very grateful. It was a pleasure to work with the players, the staff and the managementNash wrote. I wish all the success in the world to the Nets. »

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