It's rare that the basketball world is rocked by breaking news any more, but it happened on Thursday when the Brooklyn Nets announced Steve Nash as their new head coach.
Nash, a former two-time MVP will take the job in Brooklyn on a four-year deal. Having no prior coaching experience, very few saw this coming.
Here are some social reactions from the NBA world:
🇨🇦 COACH NASH 🇨🇦- NBA Canada (@NBACanada) September 3, 2020
Congratulations to Steve Nash on being named head coach of the @BrooklynNets! 👏 pic.twitter.com/xUBAeOjs5B
Coach Nash has a good ring to it!- Phoenix Suns (@Suns) September 3, 2020
Congrats @SteveNash! pic.twitter.com/TjpUGreBE8
The Nash hiring is just the kind of ballsy, out-of-nowhere move to be applauded.- Doug Smith: Raptors (@SmithRaps) September 3, 2020
Anyone can recycle and it seldom works; this is bold and I love it
One important thing with the Nets hiring Steve Nash:- Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) September 3, 2020
Nash and Kevin Durant had a great relationship when Nash worked with the Warriors. Durant relied on Nash's counsel during his Golden State years.
Nash's success will be about managing personalities as much as anything else.
Soooo Steve Nash is the new head coach of the @BrooklynNets ... glad I have my season tickets.- Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) September 3, 2020
Steve Nash coaching KD and Kyrie. This is gonna be interesting …- Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) September 3, 2020
Not many things in the NBA would get me to say "holy sh**"- Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) September 3, 2020
The Steve Nash hiring just did
A fun layer to the Nets-Knicks rivalry: new Nets coach Steve Nash is RJ Barrett's godfather.- Ian Begley (@IanBegley) September 3, 2020
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