NBA great Steve Nash has so far been a flop as coach of the Brooklyn Nets.
As relayed by NYDailyNews, the Nets welcomed 8,000 fans to the team’s Practice in the Park at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Sunday. Nets fans booed Nash when he appeared on the floor.
The fans sent a clear signal that confidence in the team under the coach is at an all-time low.
Even with Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden on his roster, Nash has fallen short of getting his team of All-Stars anywhere close to an NBA Finals appearance after two seasons, making him public enemy no. 1 for Brooklyn fans.
Nash is 92-62 as a coach and is now tasked with inserting former Philadelphia 76ers burnout Ben Simmons in Harden’s absence. Last season, the Nets finished seventh in the East Conference at 44-38.
The coach was a major topic of conversation in the offseason.
Nash was caught in the middle of reports that Durant wanted Nash to be nixed if the team wanted to keep the 12-time All-Star forward.
Nets team governor Joe Tsai talked Durant off the ledge as the disgruntled KD agreed to return to the Steve Nash-coached squad.
Even if the boos are nothing new, Nash’s seat should still be running hot heading into the new season.
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