The Nets parts way with Steve Nash

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Following a disappointing start to the season the Nets have parted way with coach Steve Nash as they seek another to fill in immediately.

Brooklyn Nets has parted ways with coach Steve Nash after a disappointing start and more controversy surrounding Kyrie Irving.

It was announced by The Nets on Tuesday that they had parted ways with the Hall of Fame point guard, a day after they beat Indiana to improve to 2-5.

Nash made it to this season after Kevin Durant stated that he wanted him out this summer, but not much longer.

The biggest one came after Irving, who posted a link to an antisemitic work on his Twitter page last week, drawing criticism from Nets owner Joe Tsai.

“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,” general manager Sean Marks said in a statement.

“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.”

The Nets may move quickly to replace Nash. A person with knowledge of the matter as the Nets were in discussions with suspended Boston coach Ime Udoka, a former Brooklyn assistant who is not with the Celtics this season because he was found to have violated team rules by having a relationship with a female staffer within the organization.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because those talks were not revealed publicly.

It was stated by the Nets that the decision on the team’s next coach would be made in the near future.

Nash led the Nets to a 92-62 record and the playoffs in both full seasons, his first as an NBA coach. But they lost Irving and James Harden to injuries during their second-round loss to Milwaukee in 2021, then were a first-round flop last season after trading Harden during the middle of the season.



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