5 Time Assist Leader Hired to Assist the Nets to Victory


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   Steve Nash, one of the greatest NBA point guards of all time, has now become a head coach of the Brooklyn Nets. Nash retired from the league back in 2015, but clearly missed the sport too much. 

   He was the Phoenix Suns point guard from 1998-1996 and from 2004-2012. Although he did not lead them to any championships, he became only the 10th player in NBA history to win back to back MVP titles, and was a five time assist leader, three of which being consecutive. 

   Nash joined the Brooklyn Nets as head coach on Sept. 3, 2020, and it is believed he became coach because of NBA all star Kevin Durant. They had built a strong bond while working together on the Golden State Warriors, with Durant as a player and Nash as a part time player consultant. 

   Nash became the Nets Head Coach after the postseason, with the Nets being eliminated in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. Although he had never been a Head Coach before, expect big things from Nash as he brings his 19 years of basketball expertise along with love for the game to Brooklyn.