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'Wow, didn't see that coming' - NBA fraternity explodes as Steve Nash is appointed Brooklyn Nets head coach

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Rupam Nag
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Modified 03 Sep 2020
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The Brooklyn Nets recently hired NBA Hall of Famer Steve Nash as the new head coach of the team on a four-year contract.

A two-time MVP and seven-time All-NBA player, Steve Nash has no prior coaching experience, which is why this decision that was taken by the Brooklyn Nets was met with mixed reception from the fans, former players, and journalists alike.


Also Read: BREAKING NEWS: Steve Nash appointed as the new Head Coach for the Brooklyn Nets


Steve Nash is considered one of the greatest point guards in the history of the NBA, and the job to take the Brooklyn Nets to the pinnacle of NBA basketball is most definitely a tough task for any coach, let alone one with no experience in doing so.

The Brooklyn Nets board has been busy since the 2019 off-season, in which they managed to snag two present-day superstars in Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.

Brooklyn Nets are championship contenders with Durant and Irving
Brooklyn Nets are championship contenders with Durant and Irving

Now, they have a superstar of yesteryear in Steve Nash, who will be hoping to achieve the same success as a coach as he enjoyed during his playing days. Interestingly, the Brooklyn Nets and Steve Nash are both yet to win an NBA Championship. Next season will be extremely interesting to follow, with Steve Nash and the Brooklyn Nets entering the fray with a healthy roster.


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Steve Nash to the Brooklyn Nets - here's what present and former players think

Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie is not wrong to think of Steve Nash as a star addition!

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WNBA star Kia Nurse is delighted to have her countryman return to the NBA, and she took to Twitter to express the same.

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Former NBA champion Richard Jefferson was quick to shut down people who believe that the Brooklyn Nets hiring Steve Nash is a poor move.

Durant with GSW
Durant with GSW

Steve Nash has worked with the Golden State Warriors before, when Kevin Durant was still with the franchise. With a star point-guard in Kyrie Irving like GSW had in Stephen Curry, Steve Nash might want to run a similar offense with the Brooklyn Nets.


Steve Nash to the Brooklyn Nets - what the experts think

Los Angeles Lakers fan and NBA expert Shannon Sharpe feels that the move is justified by the high basketball IQ Steve Nash has.

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Sharpe's other half on the show, Skip Bayless, believes that there were better candidates.

ESPN expert Stephen A. Smith was skeptical of the move and didn't agree with the Brooklyn Nets, although he was quick to remind everyone of how highly he thought of Steve Nash as a person and player.


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Published 03 Sep 2020, 21:39 IST
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