The Brooklyn Nets and Steve Nash are parting ways however, the franchise has sacked Nash, who had taken over as head coach in September 2020, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who first broke the news early on Tuesday afternoon. The team and Nash, according to Shams Charania of the Athletic and a subsequent ESPN update, had “decided to part ways.”
Nash also issued a statement announcing his departure.
I want to express my sincere gratitude to Joe and Clara Tsai, Sean Marks, and the Brooklyn Nets organization for this opportunity, stated Nash. “I’m really appreciative for what I experienced; it was a fantastic experience with many hurdles.”
The Nets’ management also addressed the breakup in a following press release.
Brooklyn Nets Governor Joe Tsai stated in a statement, “I’ve gotten to know Steve over his time in Brooklyn, and he is not one to shy away from difficulties. “Over time, as he consistently gave effort and a positive attitude to our company, despite the exceptionally trying times the team was going through, my appreciation and respect for him grew. We would want to express our gratitude to Steve, Lilla, and their family for their remarkable sacrifice. We parted as friends after starting this trip as coworkers.
The Nets have already won twice this season thanks to their victory over the Indiana Pacers on Monday.
Decision was mutual with Nets and Nash, per sources.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 1, 2022