The Brooklyn Nets lost the first round of the 2022 NBA Playoffs as underdogs against the Boston Celtics, but almost nobody predicted the postseason run to conclude on April 25. That is what transpired, however, as. Brooklyn was largely competitive in the series, losing the four matches by a huge total of 18 points, but expectations for the Nets were high in 2021-22, and many have wondered how his coach might be changed, and he gave Nash a vote of confidence.
Durant cited the fact that Nash has been "dealing a crazy hand" as a result of the epidemic and roster moves. From there, he applauded Nash's spirit.
"Do you believe that Steve [Nash] is still the right person to lead this group?"
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Kevin Durant, questioned if Steve Nash is the right person to lead the group forward, says he feels Nash handled adversity well over the last two years: "Yeah (Nash is the right person to lead the team). Steve has been dealt a twisted hand over the last two years."
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Kevin Durant on whether Nash is still the right person to coach the : Come on, man. Yeah. Steve has been dealt a crazy hand the last two years, and he's been having to deal with so much as a head coach for the first time, COVID, trades. He's so humbled that he's always committed to us."
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While acknowledging that the Nets' four-game playoff defeat was not fantastic, Nash was wary of the roster, and the Nets encountered a bit of bizarre situation in terms of Ben Simmons' position, who has not suited up for his new team until now.
If a star-led team fails, the head coach is often the first person on the chopping block. The Nets are clearly keyed by Durant and Kyrie Irving, even if they are "managing the franchise together with" the owner of the Nets, Joe Tsai, and lead executive Sean Marks. Yet, a public endorsement from Durant would reduce Nash's burden, and that's a good information point for his return for 2022-23 and beyond.