Nov 2, 2022
Following a tumultuous offseason in the organization, the Brooklyn Nets and head coach Steve Nash "have agreed to part ways" seven games into their 2022-23 NBA campaign, the team announced on Tuesday.
The Nets have underperformed since hiring Nash as a first-time coach in 2020, even if the Hall of Fame point guard does not bear full responsibility for the drama surrounding his team over the last three seasons. Armed with Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and fluctuating third stars, the 48-year-old Nash won nearly 60% of his regular-season games but registered a 7-9 playoff record, including a sweeping first-round loss in April.
The Nets said they anticipate a decision on Nash's replacement "in the near future." Jacque Vaughn is expected to serve as the interim replacement, starting with Tuesday's game against the Chicago Bulls.
According to multiple reports, the Nets are expected to name suspended Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka as Nash's full-time replacement in the coming days. The Celtics suspended Udoka shortly before training camp for multiple violations of team policy. An independent investigation uncovered allegations that Udoka sent inappropriate text messages to and carried on an affair with a female underling, per reports.
Source: Yahoo Sports