Steve Nash Let Go as Brooklyn Nets Head Coach
Shams Charania of The Athletic, reported on his Twitter account on Tuesday afternoon that Steve Nash and the Brooklyn Nets have agreed to part ways.
The Brooklyn Nets are currently 2-5 to start the 2022-2023 NBA season and they are currently a mess for a basketball team with such high expectations this season. Jacque Vaughn will act as the interim head coach for tonight's game against the Chicago Bulls (3-4) at home.
Vaughn isn't expected to be in this position for long as the Brooklyn Nets look for a new head coach. Steve Nash wrote a message on his Twitter page:
Some NBA sports fans feel like he is freed from the Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving saga. The Brooklyn Nets only won one playoff series in two-plus seasons with them at the helm. They had a 94-67 record overall with Steve Nash around and the health of their star players was always something.
With all of this in the rearview mirror, who are some of the candidates to take over as the next head coach for the Brooklyn Nets?
Maybe the Brooklyn Nets will keep Vaughn around and make him the full-time head coach. Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant appear to like him better than Steve Nash for some odd reason. The NBA appears to be a superstars league and not a coaches league anymore, but who knows?
Ime Udoka is currently on his year-long suspension with the Boston Celtics, but Boston wouldn't mind him leaving for another job opportunity. Udoka was an assistant coach for the Brooklyn Nets just two years ago. He would bring accountability to this basketball team.
Ime Udoka would also force this basketball team to play on the defensive end of the floor. They have a bottom 10 defense in almost every metric in the sport of basketball in the NBA. He just led the Boston Celtics to the NBA Finals a season ago before losing to the Golden State Warriors in six games.
Quin Snyder is one of the best coaches in the NBA, but he is currently out of a job right now. Snyder coached with the Utah Jazz for eight seasons and resigned during the offseason. In his eight seasons with Utah, his record was 372-264 (.585 winning percentage) in 636 games coached with them. He also coached in 51 postseason games and his record was 20-31 (.412 save percentage).
Snyder also commits his basketball teams to the defensive end of the floor. They would also be a half-court offense. This is something that would fit Ben Simmons's skill set perfectly along with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving as well.
Jay Wright just recently retired as the head coach of Villanova. Would he be willing to coach in the NBA right away like Billy Donovan is currently doing now? Wright would be an intriguing head coaching candidate for the Brooklyn Nets however though as well.