The Brooklyn Nets have hired Steve Nash as their next head coach on a four-year contract.
Nash has worked as a consultant for the Golden State Warriors since his retirement from the NBA while also serving as an analyst for TNT's soccer coverage. Nash developed a close bond with Kevin Durant during their time together with the Warriors. Nash, however, has no prior coaching experience. Mark Jackson, Jason Kidd and Derek Fisher all were hired without prior coaching experience in recent seasons.
Joe Tsai and Sean Marks have been aggressive in recruiting Nash over the past few weeks.
“I am honored to have this opportunity with such a first-class organization and would like to thank Sean, Joe and his wife, Clara, for having faith in my ability to lead this team forward,” said Nash. “Coaching is something I knew I wanted to pursue when the time was right, and I am humbled to be able to work with the outstanding group of players and staff we have here in Brooklyn. I am as excited about the prospects of the team on the court as I am about moving to Brooklyn with my family and becoming impactful members of this community.”