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Brooklyn Nets & Head Coach Steve Nash Part Ways

The drama in Brooklyn continues as the Nets and head coach, Steve Nash, have mutually agreed to go their separate ways.

This should come as no surprise as there has been so much drama within the Nets organization throughout Nash’s tenure.

The drama has especially surrounded the team’s three all-stars: Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and Ben Simmons.

Controversy is what the Nets are known for best as of late rather than basketball due to multiple incidents. There have been times in which Irving has stepped away from the team for a short period because he doesn’t feel like playing as well as him wanting to be traded from Brooklyn this past offseason.

With Durant, he also asked out of Brooklyn in the offseason, along with demanding that DeAndre Jordan start over Jarrett Allen during his first season as a member of the Nets. Then there’s Ben Simmons, whom the team acquired from the Philadelphia 76ers last season in exchange for James Harden. Simmons did not end up playing any games last season. And while he is now back this season, it has been a rough going with Simmons still not being aggressive with his shot attempts and fouling out of multiple games to begin the season.

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The problem here has been ownership and the front office allowing Durant and Irving to make critical decisions within the organization. When teams bow down to their players, it usually turns out like this.

You can compare this to the situation in Los Angeles with the Lakers, in which LeBron James has been allowed to pick who he wants on the team. No matter the level of these players, their job is to play on the court and help the team win as much as possible, not to be the general manager or coach.

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An example of an opposite organization is the Miami Heat. The Heat are led by owner Micky Arison, President of Basketball Operations Pat Riley, General Manager Andy Elisburg, and Head Coach Erik Spoelstra. The Heat bring in players to help them succeed on the court, not to make front-office or coaching decisions.

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As for Nash, it will be interesting if he continues to pursue a career in coaching; he will now likely take some time off for the rest of the season to weigh his options and future.

Nash took to social media with a statement.

The Nets are currently 2-5 on the year and will take on the 3-4 Chicago Bulls at home in Brooklyn tonight, November 1, at 7:30pm ET.

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  • Rob Cao

    Rob Cao is a Sports & Sports Culture News & Features Intern for Celeb Secrets. As a former podcaster, he has experience covering sports & entertainment as well as interviewing athletes & celebrities. He has a deep love for his hometown Miami Dolphins, Miami Heat, Miami Marlins, & Miami Hurricanes. On his free time, he loves listening to podcasts, watching movies, spending time with his loved ones, and going to watch his favorite teams play.

Rob Cao is a Sports & Sports Culture News & Features Intern for Celeb Secrets. As a former podcaster, he has experience covering sports & entertainment as well as interviewing athletes & celebrities. He has a deep love for his hometown…

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