Former Phoenix Suns two-time MVP (he also played for the Lakers and Mavericks) Steve Nash is the new head coach for the Brooklyn Nets. He will be coaching Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant who must have signed off on this. This is probably the big splash the franchise is trying to make.
BREAKING: Steve Nash is signing a four-year contract to become the Brooklyn Nets' head coach, per @wojespn ?
— Sports ON Tap Hoops (@SONTHoops) September 3, 2020
Steve Nash put out a statement regarding the hire:
Steve Nash on becoming the Nets’ next head coach in the team’s press release. pic.twitter.com/XlwyLEy2aU
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) September 3, 2020
Steve Nash joins a long list of former point guards who got head coaching jobs in the NBA. Jason Kidd (also the Nets ironically). Derek Fisher (Knicks across town).
Stephen A. Smith calls the Steve Nash hiring "white privilege". Come on man.. it's a former PG getting a coaching job in NYC privilege. Third time now:
Nets- Jason Kidd (multi-race)
Knicks- Derek Fisher (black)
Nets- Steve Nash (White.. Canadian too)
— George Jarjour (@gjarjour) September 3, 2020