Rockets’ Mike D’Antoni reacts to Steve Nash becoming Nets head coach
D’Antoni and Nash, who had a stellar run with the Phoenix Suns back in the mid-2000s, are very close. Naturally, the Rockets coach is thrilled for his former superstar point guard:
Steve Nash’s former coach Mike Dantoni on Nash “jumping in from the frying pan to the fire” as the new head coach of the Nets pic.twitter.com/YhR4sZYaWJ
— Cassidy Hubbarth (@CassidyHubbarth) September 3, 2020
Steve Nash is a two-time MVP and Hall of Famer. While he doesn’t have any head coaching experience, he does have a close relationship with Nets superstar small forward Kevin Durant and also knows Kyrie Irving.
Durant and Nash worked together when KD was on the Golden State Warriors, so one can assume Nets general manager Sean Marks consulted Durant before hiring Nash.
The Nets will likely be title contenders next season with Durant and Irving leading the way. Brooklyn has also surrounded KD and Uncle Drew with solid complementary pieces such as DeAndre Jordan, Caris LeVert, Spencer Dinwiddie, Jarrett Allen and Joe Harris.
It’s worth mentioning, though, that Harris becomes an unrestricted free agent this offseason. While the Nets have consistently said they want to re-sign Harris, nothing is certain in the business of the NBA. Brooklyn could also look to make a trade for a proven third star, though LeVert made his case with strong play in the bubble.
As for Mike D’Antoni, he’s getting set to take on LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round of the playoffs at Walt Disney World after beating the Oklahoma City Thunder.
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