Steve Nash gets Friendly Fired


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De’Adrian Samuel, OwlFeed Sports Reporter

Coach Nash parted ways with the Nets on Tuesday after their game against the Chicago Bulls. Coach Nash was fired for being a bad coach and Hall of Famer, Charles Barkely, is pointing his finger at Durant, Kyrie, and Ben Simmons for Nash getting fired. Players on the Nets were surprised because it was so early in the season and they still had so many more games to play and to try to claw themselves back up as a team. The Brooklyn Nets sharpshooter, Kevin Durant, says he was shocked that coach Nash was getting departed from the Nets. None of the Brooklyn Nets were informed about this beforehand. 

Kevin Durant reportedly asked for coach Nash to get fired over the summer. Kevin Durant explains that he had a solid relationship with Nash when he was playing for the Golden State Warriors. He states that “a lot of stuff” led to Nash’s exit. “We didn’t have a healthy team. Just didn’t play well. And that’s what happens in the league. Stuff happens. So that doesn’t take away from Steve’s basketball IQ, how he teaches the game. I don’t think that takes away from anything. It just didn’t work out. You’re always shocked when a move like this happens,” Durant said after the Nets’ loss to the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday, which dropped them to 2-6 on the season. “But it’s normal in the NBA. So it’s about getting ready for the game tonight. It’s a quick turnaround always in the league, especially during the season. You got practice, games coming up, so you can’t think too much about it. But it was on my mind for a little bit today,” said Durant. 

Charles Barkley believes that the top three of the Nets are responsible for the departure of coach Steve Nash. Now that the Nets have been losing quite a lot, all of a sudden coach Nash “can’t coach.” Kevin Durant specifically wanted coach Nash to be fired because of their losing streak and when it happened he acted surprised. I know it sucks to wake up one morning and learn that your coach has been fired. That doesn’t change the fact that they have tons more games to play and have to make an attempt to come back from the back to back losses. Coach Nash described their loss against the Pacer’s as a “disaster” and Nash was having conversations about the latters future with the club for over a week. 

Former head coach, Ime Udoka, of the Boston Celtics is expected to be brought in as the new head coach for Brooklyn Nets. Ime Udoka turned the Boston Celtics around “for” the Boston Celtics in 2021-2022 by leading them to consistent victories, so most are thinking that he can turn the season around for the Brooklyn Nets. It’s going to be tough because the Brooklyn Nets have a lot to work on as a team and as individuals.