Steve Nash is no longer coach of Brooklyn Nets. As NETS managers Sean Marks explained on Tuesday evening, both sides have separated mutually.
This represents the end of a turbulent, almost two and a half year term, which was less characterized by sporting success, but by a lot of unrest away from the parquet. In this context, it is particularly important to be the trade demand of superstar Kevin Durant in the past off season and the recurring headlines around Kyrie Irving. In addition, there were injury problems, which were jointly responsible for the fact that the Nets under Nash did not get out of the second round of playoff.
This season, the Nets also made a disappointing start to the season. So the team only won two of their first seven games (the previous assistant Coach Jacques Vaughn was sitting on Nets-Bank during the defeat against Chicago on Wednesday night). However, this should only be one of several reasons for separation.
According to ESPN journalist Adrian Wojnarowski, IME Vodka will probably succeed Nash. Vodka led the Boston Celtics to the NBA finals in the previous season, but was suspended for one year due to an intimate relationship with a Celtics employee and should be given approval for a change.
For Vodka, his common past speaks to Nets manager Marks in San Antonio and Brooklyn. In terms of sport, the Nets from the coach hope above all an improvement in the previously weak defense.