The next morning after the Brooklyn Nets cut their four-game losing streak with a victory over the Indiana Pacers, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the team fired Steve Nash. It wasn’t a surprising move, although its timing is questionable, as the Nets are set to face the Chicago Bulls in a straight game tonight.
After Kevin Durant requested a trade over the summer, Brooklyn’s future seemed uncertain. Even after KD agreed to “return” to the Nets, it was clear that there were still issues deeply rooted in the organization. Brooklyn signed Durant and Kyrie Irving in the summer of 2019, and since then, the team has been a flop.
New York Knicks fans have been hoping for KD and Irving for a few years now, but as we said before, the duo’s choice of joining the Nets turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Here we are, and Brooklyn have been fired/agreed to separate from their coach after setting the record 2-5 during the first seven games of the regular season.
Honestly, Knicks fans should be happy for Steve Nash. No, he wasn’t exactly a good coach, but he didn’t deserve to deal with the utter garbage fire going on in Brooklyn.
Curling Steve Nash could mean more moves are on the way
There’s been one issue after another for the Nets, which was satisfying for Knicks fans to watch. After Brooklyn “fans” craved how the team won their first NBA championship with KD and Kyrie (then James Harden), the Nets did nothing but collapse.
Kyrie Irving’s off-field actions will never end, and if Brooklyn wants to change his season, he could be the next to leave. Imagine how relieved Nash is that he no longer has to answer for Irving. Last season, Irving’s decision not to get a COVID-19 vaccine weighed heavily on The Nets, and this season he endorsed an antisemitic movie (subscription required).
Jack Vaughn will take over Nash’s role in the meantime, but according to Lugg, the Brooklyn side is expected to hire former Celtics coach Im Odoka.
Hiring Udoka will definitely put the Nets back on the right track. You’d think Brooklyn should want to escape the controversy, not come face to face more, but unfortunately.
Not all of The Nets’ problems boil down to Steve Nash. In fact, now that he is gone, more problems may arise. If Joe Tsai wanted to change Brooklyn’s direction, not only would Kerry be able to leave, but a trade in Kuwaiti dinars could finally materialize.
On November 9, the Knicks will travel to Brooklyn to face the Nets at Barclays Center. What will Brooklyn look like next? Only time will prove it.