El exjugador canadiense de la NBA y miembro del Salón de la Fama , Steve Nash, será el nuevo entrenador en jefe de los Brooklyn Nets para la temporada 2020-2021.
Nash, afrontará en Brooklyn su primera experiencia como entrenador jefe en la NBA. Será el técnico 23º en la historia de los Nets.
El exjugador, de 46 años, ha firmado por cuatro temporadas.
En 18 temporadas en el mejor baloncesto del mundo, el exjugador nacido en Sudáfrica fue ganador en dos ocasiones al premio MVP, ocho veces elegido para jugar el All-Star, y finalizó en cinco ocasiones como máximo asistidor de la liga.
Nash ocupa la tercera posición entre los máximos asistentes en la historia de la NBA, con 10.335 asistencias.
Steve Nash named Brooklyn Nets head coach
Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving have a new head coach. It’s Steve Nash!
The Brooklyn Nets have a new head coach, and it’s a name no one could have predicted. Steve Nash has agreed to a four-year contract with the Nets and will take over as head coach for a team led by Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving next season, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Nash has no previous coaching experience. Jacque Vaughan, who took over as Brooklyn’s head coach when it fired Kenny Atkinson mid-season, will stay as the lead assistant. Vaughan be the highest-paid assistant coach in the league, according to Woj.
Brooklyn finished this season at 35-37 as Durant was injured for the entire year and Irving only played 20 games due to injuries. The Nets were going to be one of the most fascinating teams in the league next season even before they hired Nash as head coach.
Nash was a consultant with the Golden State Warriors in 2018 and reportedly developed a close bond with Durant. Nash spent five years as a consultant with the Warriors before making the surprising move to become Nets head coach. Durant had this to say about the hiring of Nash: New Nets head coach Steve Nash has the “confidence” of Kevin Durant and the backing of Kyrie Irving after having a relationship with both for years. On KD, Nash told @TheUndefeated: “He’s one of the greatest players I’ve ever seen and to have his confidence is really important.” 8:56 AM · Sep 3, 2020
Nash is a two-time NBA MVP winner and one of great point guards of his generation after an iconic career with the Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns.
We’ll update this story as it develops. By Ricky O’Donnell