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Breaking: Brooklyn Nets fire Steve Nash by mutual decision, 2x NBA MVP issues statement confirming same

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Steve Nash has been fired by the Brooklyn Nets.

Steve Nash has been fired by the Brooklyn Nets after only 161 games with the team. The Nets have been dealing with a lot of issues in the past few years and have decided to move on.

Nash, who took over the Nets in 2020, hasn't achieved a lot of success with the team. Despite having Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, the Nets haven't been able to advance past the second round of the playoffs.

This article will reveal everything we know about the Nets' decision to fire Steve Nash and who will replace the former point guard.


Steve Nash was fired by Brooklyn Nets

The Nets have dealt with a lot of uncertainty in the past few months. Kevin Durant wanted to leave the team and no one knew what Kyrie Irving was up to. While the team managed to retain their two stars, things haven't drastically improved.

So far in the 2022-23 season, the Nets are 2-5. They are one of the worst teams in the league and have looked horrible, which is why the front office decided to change a few things.

Nash is no longer the Nets' coach.
Nash is no longer the Nets' coach.
"It was a pleasure to work with the players, performance team and front office everyday," Steve Nash posted on his Twitter. "I'm especially grateful to my coaching staff and video room who are a talented group with so much character and professionalism."

The former Nets coach thanked owner Joe Tsai and general manager Sean Marks for giving him the opportunity to lead the team. While their cooperation didn't result in an NBA championship, Steve Nash has done a decent job in Brooklyn.

Some of the things that happened to the team were out of his control and there is no doubt that he's had second thoughts about being a coach. In the end, the two sides agreed to part ways.

The Brooklyn Nets will play against the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night and Jacque Vaughn, the assistant coach, will serve as head coach. There is a good chance that Vaughn will be the interim head coach of the Nets until they find someone else to lead the team.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Brooklyn Nets are interested in Ime Udoka and Quin Snyder. While Udoka has been suspended by the Boston Celtics, he will be allowed to take the job with the Nets.


Steve Nash's coaching record

In his first season with the Brooklyn Nets, Steve Nash led the team to a 48-24 record. The Nets were one of the best teams in the league, but they ended up losing in the second round against the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Nets fired Steve Nash, sources tell ESPN.

The Brooklyn Nets dealt with a lot of issues last season, from Kyrie Irving missing more than 50 games to Kevin Durant having injury problems. In the end, they had 44 wins, but were swept by the Celtics in the first round.

In 161 regular-season games, Nash had a 94-67 record (58.4% win percentage), while he was 7-9 in the playoffs.

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Edited by Rajdeep Barman
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