April 1, 2023

Steve Nash, Nets Agree To Part Ways

The Brooklyn Nets have fired Steve Nash as head coach.

Jacque Vaughn will serve as performing head coach for Brooklyn’s activity on Tuesday in opposition to the Chicago Bulls.

A source told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN that the selection was mutual.

“We want to thank Steve for every little thing he brought to our franchise about the previous two-in addition seasons,” mentioned Normal Manager Sean Marks. “Since becoming head coach, Steve was faced with a quantity of unprecedented challenges, and we are sincerely grateful for his leadership, persistence and humility all through his tenure. Individually, this was an immensely tough determination on the other hand, after significantly deliberation and evaluation of how the time has begun, we agreed that a modify is necessary at this time. We would like Steve, Lilla and their family all the very best in the potential.”

Brooklyn Nets Governor Joe Tsai mentioned, “I’ve gotten to know Steve for the duration of his time in Brooklyn, and he is not 1 to shy absent from troubles. My admiration and respect for him grew about time as he brought tricky do the job and positive frame of mind to our firm just about every day, even in durations of remarkable storm surrounding the group. Clara and I want to thank Steve, Lilla and their relatives for building this incredible motivation. We commenced this journey as colleagues, we portion as mates.”

Nash put out his possess assertion independently. 

“A really heartfelt many thanks to Joe and Clara Tsai alongside with Sean Marks for supplying me the prospect to mentor the Brooklyn Nets. It was an remarkable knowledge with numerous worries I’m incredibly grateful for.

“It was a satisfaction to operate with the players, performance crew and entrance office environment day-to-day. I’m primarily grateful to my coaching staff and online video space who are a proficient group with so considerably character and professionalism.

“Last of all, thanks to Brooklyn and the passionate followers who aid this workforce. Household to start with and my spouse and children has uncovered a household here and Enjoys getting a part of this lovely group. I want the Nets all the achievements in the earth and the Nash’s will be rooting for our staff as they transform this season about.”

The Nets employed Nash in 2020 regardless of him not acquiring any preceding coaching working experience. 

Kevin Durant sought the dismissal of Nash and Mark throughout the offseason as element of his trade request, but was unsuccessful.