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The news The news is official will be all expected.
We obviously that all we've all been reporting on this.
We've been talking about it for months, just waiting for the official announcement of Ah, Steve Nash being hired as the Brooklyn Nets head coach.
Initial initial takes on something that obviously none of us none of us had on our minds.
So when it's a big win and on unexpected when I said, you know, out of nowhere RKO it seems like it's out of left field.
But it isn't as far out of left field as you.
You know, I think when you actually think about it and you think about the relationships there with Sean Marks and complain on the sons with that ash and then Steve Kerr or not Steve Kerr, But the Warriors, him K d song that putting out the videos earlier and I'm like like he bought the video of them working together.
I'm you know, it like that's exactly what I was thinking like, This is a higher that Ah, I want to say they had this in mind.
They just were sitting on it, and the Brooklyn Nets did a good job of just, like, not leaking information.
But they had to have had these conversations with Mr Nash weeks ago.
Wants to go, maybe.
And, uh, it's a food shop fruition.
That's what Foods said.
He confirmed that March.
They they knew March that they were going to this on my guts sky.
Sean Marks is this guy's He's too good man.
He's too good to keep this under wraps.
Those some of the commentary was like Good to hear the good to see that Sean Marks can still keep some things under the close to the vest with this kind of stuff.
You think Matt like e mean going all the back to march, right? So when you're having these conversations, we know like Tyler got thrown out there because it's connection with Kyrie Irving.
And there were some other names, including, like a Mark Jackson who didn't have ties at the time to Golden State when Katie was there.
But this is the nature and thrown out, and even they said that Katie maybe had some support behind Mark Jackson.
But that conversation probably happens, Right? Made the time of signing with between Cairo and Kitty, they go, Hey, throughout the names who maybe would you be interested in if we know if we're looking for our coaching change at some point along the way, and this gets thrown into the mix and you start to do the research? You? I said, I love the player development side of things that that Steve Nash is bringing their from his time in Golden State, obviously seekers about as well respected a coach around the N B A.
As you could want as well.
So in terms of getting some some some tutelage and some understanding about getting into the mix as a head coach, you feel like he has some background there.
And maybe the footnote here is a job phony on this coaching staff as well.
So hilarity and can maybe help.
You know Steve Nash, learn on the job little bit.
Yeah, I think Jacque Vaughn is like the big thing for me, like my favorite part of all of this, because I think that there's just the stuff that he's picked up.
I expect them to run like a really lovely offense, just with lovely off.
I get you some lovely offense with This is her Mike D'Antoni, Don Nelson routes that Steve Nash has like that.
That part, I think, is gonna be really fun, and we'll jump off the paper right away.
Uh, but the thing that I'm really excited about it is that they're keeping Von just because he has that experience with the little things in coaching rotations, adjustments, timeouts, all these little things that are honestly gonna come over time for Nash.
He has somebody right there who he could work with hand in hand, then have situations where if something let's say the game is slipping out of the nets, him hands.
And you know, this 10 point lead has ballooned to a 15 point lead.
You have fun, say okay like we need to call a time out right now, like those of the situation.
But I think he's gonna be really valuable.
They're paying him to be very valuable, so that no highest paid assistant coach in the league I think they almost approached this as hand in hand.
Um, let's get to that on that note because it's a four year contract for National Obviously.
Ah, I think about one a year that mentioned this over on Social Media about If it goes well here in the quote short term, then this could be the advantage of keeping Kevin Durant around.
Maybe Kyrie is well beyond these contracts that they're on.
But in the event that even say they get away from this group, including Steve, NASA's the head coach, is it nice to have Jacque Vaughn there? Maybe, say, this could be our long term guy as well.
For five years down the line, we could find Jacques Vaughn great back in a head coaching position, just a game of the extension of the safety net for the Brooklyn Nets. As an organization.
Overall, it's It's hedging your bets.
I think I tweeted out how important it is that they did this.
And, ah, it's insurance.
It's built in insurance, right? Job on is a guy that now we saw what he did in the bubble we saw.
We did, even at the, um, the end of the beginning of the season when we went beat the Lakers in the Staples Center when he took on.
We saw that these guys respect him.
They they hear his voice, they follow his lead and he's already got that, like with this team with the guys on this team, and I was lobbying for him to get the head coaching job.
But I understood also that, like he wasn't the flashy higher.
He wasn't the splash play and in, I guess these last four or five months.
He was never in the plan to be the head coach, but he was always somewhere in the plan, and I'm glad that they paid him.
I'm glad that they're keeping him, but I'm more will be ours.
He has no prior head coaching experience.
We can't look at another team and say, Hey, this is what he used to run with the Timberwolves or this is what he did with the Sixers.
This guy's coming in and it's a blank slate, so we create everything that we want to create.
We create the next culture we create what this is gonna be an obviously Katie Kyrie.
Those guys had a big say in all of this.
I love that job on, got the respect that he deserves for what what he did.
He's not going anywhere.
Another team would have definitely taken a look at him as a head coach, and it just it makes me super happy to see that he's gonna be back.
And Nash is a beautiful basketball mind.
He's respected by everyone in the N B A players, former players.
And now he's going to get the lead, the Brooklyn Nets.
And he's got a guy like Jog on right next to him as like his right hand man.
And it's gonna be successful right away.
The expectations were high, I said, You know, I've been wanting this for the Nets for a long time.
I've watched the Nets and it's been quiet for us.
And as a fan, you watch and you root and you stay loyal because, you know, one day it's gonna turn around.
You know, one day it is gonna line up and you're gonna have the big name players.
You're gonna have the head coach and we're following the n B.
You land the big name free agents.
You go higher the first year coach, let's go win a championship and I think that's everybody's plan.
Uh, the Nets are looking to be the top team in the East, and we're looking at the current East right now.
The Bucks air down 02 to the heat.
If they're the big is baddest team in the East.
There's a lot of opportunity for us right now.
I feel yeah, you just said, Matt, I'd say that Neil, going into next season, you're looking at Eastern Conference Finals, Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics.
I think Celtics have taken, you know, that leap forward.
You soften Tatum and it's this team.
It just seems like they were ready for this playoff.
The Miami Heat have shown that they're way more prepared, maybe than anticipated to, but I say that everyone is coming down into a group as opposed to necessarily think Boston maybe is doing it.
But Miami? No, they didn't go up to a little to get to Milwaukee.
I think Milwaukee came down to came.
I was coming down to a level.
So, lastly seems to get their ah footnote about the shock of on a piece of it is there is a form of humorous that I think that I was thinking about was the Nets kind of made it a point to get to let Kenny Atkinson go before you had the Nets make the playoffs and maybe have him shows You show too much where it would have been harder to fire him after he had some success.
Is there? Is there a little bit of luck? You did wait more than we anticipated.
Here you want you want five and three in the bubble.
You went, you know, once the playoffs.
You changed up some things from a coaching standpoint, and I think great scenario is that he made he is now giving Nash at least a little bit of a footprint of some of the adjustments that you maybe would have needed to think about early in next season.
And now you already kind of know them with the island in the high post is a really easy 1.2.
I'm and say, OK, look, maybe already unlocked something here with some of these guys that we can now know as opposed to having to have that little bit of learning curve and wins and losses aren't gonna be that as important as they are for other teams for Brooklyn next year, but its feet.
But it just feels interesting.
I maybe wonder if it's high priced as assistant coaches. He may be.
There's also an opportunity of other teams maybe come knocking to Brooklyn.
And they're looking to acquire Jacque Vaughn services in a head coaching role somewhere else.
Yeah, I think also one of the why I first of I just don't know who is on the roster next year.
So it looks like a hard for me.
What's going just that was this is the whole pat now is the Spencer him? But he put it, You you wanted a third star and you know Steve Nash is your third star.
Do you think that the hiring of Steve Nash is the We move forward? Hold this move.
Impact the off season at all for this team because you said, um, in the vein of what he ran as a player underneath D'Antoni.
If I'm gonna read the TV's about the system, some players feel like they blend very nicely into that, and there's a couple of guys that maybe their stock drops a little bit on this roster.
If you're looking to run a more up tempo, quick transition offense.
It is too early to tell.
I think we gotta wait to the playoffs and see what happens.
Um, and see if anybody makes a somebody say about what he's talking about.
I love I like everything has to say he's candid.
He also is somebody that, like he would if something was to come like happen and a guy would come available.
That's the Third Star.
Actively, he'd be in that deal.
I just That's kind of where I'm at right now with that, um so I think it's too early to tell.
I think they're absolutely going to be start hunting if the market provides that they're gonna be doing and it just they have to do it honestly, It's like you have to at least take a look because these guys don't fit in place.
I just think there's 11 too many guys that need the ball.
Just there is like a small fringe move to be made at the very weeks.
There's some 11 because they say there's some level of these.
It feels like the team maybe has a a two team construction.
I like second unit being in the starting line up alongside Kyrie.
Or however, they're going to tackle that.
But the overlap blend and get a little bit weird when you're talking about the way even special immunities.
Game right comparatively and working alongside TV and Kyrie.
That's a lot of hands and not a lot of basketballs to be able to work around.
I think like as fans were looking at the team we had and the team we potentially have, and we're just trying to like master thing like I'm looking at this next organization now like this is completely different than we've ever dealt with.
From Joe Sigh to Sean Marks to now, Steve Nash is head coach.
They're not done.
Don't count them out.
Don't try and assume what they're going to do because they put the league on notice.
Multiple time is right going into the bubble.
People were saying why the Nets have been showing up like, who are these guys that the Nets are fielding? The Nets might not win a game in the bubble, and then they shocked people, right? Jamal Crawford was supposed to be the biggest name that the Nets had going into the bubble.
He was supposed to drop 45th die in this organization right now, like they're not done in the NBA's.
And so, like you have to get through the playoffs, got to go to the draft like there's there's a lot more on the horizon and if they have an opportunity to make a move or bring in a third star or who knows, like just get the right pieces for Katie and Kyrie like they're going to do that and I'm just going to sit back and wait for it because I didn't know this was gonna happen today.
I don't know what's gonna happen next.
I think we are going to see some changes with this team.
I think I like Joe hair arrester locked in, But I mean, there's other guys on this team that might not be with us when we go into the 2020 21 season and that's fine.
Like and Sean Marks we trust and Joseph I we trust so far.
They pulled off Katie and Kyrie last summer.
This this Ah, at the end of the summer, they pull off Steve Nash.
They might have another trick.
They might pull another rabbit out of the hat, and I'm just going to sit and wait on it because, as currently constructive, constructive! We had a competitive team.
We beat the Lakers.
We beat the books.
We beat the Clippers in the bubble.
No, we didn't take a single game from the Raptors.
But that's basically because, like, it was over, man.
Like, you know, these guys were done.
Boy, those guys aren't like the guys that we just watched in Orlando.
Like, half those guys are gonna be with the team and they're gonna look for every way to improve this team.
They're gonna look at the market there.
Look at the draft there.
Look at every option.
They have to put the best players around.
Katie and Kyrie that fit with Katie and Kyrie so that we can make a championship run.
It is no longer about favoritism or the old regime nets or who was here like No, we're all the way into the new era.
You, uh I don't be presumptuous.
You raised an eyebrow.
Little what I said about where Caris Levert fits into this lineup.
Are you? Is it presumptive to you that if assuming he's on this roster, that he automatically has plugged into the starting lineup because again, I wonder about just the best utilization of these of these places that are on there right now.
I actually feel stronger about carrot being here just because of Steve Nash having like roots with him and Katie, he just like it.
Just it's very clear that they have, like a riel.
We're really trying to build a brain trust of like friends and people that respect each other.
And I just think, uh, you know, I I think that Paris is gonna be in that mix just because of Katie.
And now, now Steve National.
The thing I was actually looking at was the Nash was trying to bring in.
Ah, Dirk Nowitzki, assistant coach.
I don't know if you guys, that's what I just saw.
Come up with my phone and I'm just and I don't think it's gonna happen, but, like, well, don't be Adventures, man going on like save the day.
Well, oddly enough, it's like a little thing I like about right.
Like the Dirks, a great a great great basketball player, probably is a great basketball minds.
The only reason I would hesitate around that is because I go.
Who would he be teaching on the Nets right now? Like you wouldn't go? I mail has my best.
Maybe he's gonna teach share down about a little having that little bit range jumper gay, but like applying his skill set and what his experience it's on the court would be like.
But I'm fine with that, though.
I think there's something about when we talked about ways we could get out of here on this about coaches and D'Antoni.
Is he gonna leave Houston and that maybe he's in the mix, even experience throwing out the Van Gundy throwing out Jeff Van Gundy as a possibility for the Brooklyn Nets job seems just so insane to me, given where he is in his career.
I'd rather see I know some people have issues with but zero coaching experience and then getting an opportunity like this, but I like the turnover in the league.
I like getting in fresh ideas and a fresh mind and Steve Nash and what he what wrinkle is he gonna bring sure we can.
We can think about where he came from as a player under any certain coaches, but he's gonna have some of his own ideas, and it's all the same with Jacque Vaughn.
Did second coaching stand France? Derek.
I'm sure he'd have interesting ideas about things to do, like the same way that I like seeing Turnover and players around the league, and we get excited to watch Mitchell and Murray going at it in that series.
This is what I want to see.
I want to see what the next wave of head coaches look like around the league to complement Nick Nurse and Brad Stevens and then the guys that have been doing over the last couple of years.
I got three things and then I'll pass it the mountain we can get out.
This is the model, right? Steve Kerr gets she Didn't Nick Nurse win it last year in his first year. Is ahead.
Could get an opportunity like this is the model in the n B A.
That we're seeing their Khanna gist following the mold on in the next mine.
That could be the great minds to win a championship, and I love that we're not just gonna put Mark Jackson here will tie Lewin here that have been head coaches, other places and then third, I have to speak on because people decided that that's the thing about race.
Like Trevor Booker came out and jumped out of the window, talking about all there's qualified African Stephen Ashe getting the job because of his white privilege.
It's a it's relationships.
It's Caden, Kyrie, Sanya.
He's the guy and not saying it as like Tyronn Lue and Mark Jackson and even Gregg pop coach.
There was a plan in place.
They had this, but must go or at least thought about it months ago.
He was a guy months ago, so all that happened was, you know, they made it happen.
And Jacque Vaughn got slided into the, you know, head assistant job, and they paid him his money.
But it wasn't ever a thing of Jacque Vaughn getting it because he was black.
Or maybe we need to to speak on it.
I saw Jay Williams speak on it like this isn't this has nothing to do with black or White.
This has to do with basketball, and these guys respect Steve Nash.
They have a relationship with them.
They've worked with them, and he is now officially the 20 more than the right guy for the job.
I hope that comes true when we actually see it all together on the court.
I'm glad you brought that up because there was also Stephen A.
Smith brought it up and he went.
He went to that idea like white privilege and everything that's going on.
We've all we've had public and private conversations around.
So much was going on the country.
It's important to be aware of that, But his logic of that, I mean, you broke it down perfectly.
Cases, not more to say about They have a connection with this guy. They know him.
If ever there was an opportunity to say We want to go out and hire a particular black head coach or a former player that we like, it's all predicated on on what Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving uncomfortable with.
So then they're making this choice.
This isn't it just It blew my mind that I maybe don't blow my mind cause it's about Pop.
We've been hearing Greg Popovich to Brooklyn for months and not one person's at all Pops getting looked at because he's white.
Like this is something that people decided to throw out there today.
Yeah, no, that's not it.
He's an international by, like he Steve Nash.
He's Canadian, for crying out loud.
How you gonna knock a Canadian watching Steve play? And I saw somebody tweet there, like in Steve Nash is defense.
He's pretty much an African American.
He's got a black car.
He's in there with the African American community in some way that way already higher like No, no, no, Don't say that like no.
So Steve is good.
Qualify Steve Nash In these different ways, we can just say it's OK.
It's OK that he got hired. He's great.
It's good that those discussions are happening and like something to be wary of.
But like, you know, uh, yeah, again, it's Steve Nash.
I don't even I don't know.
I didn't click bait version of those things right of those confidence.
We're all excited and like, I think we'll agree, though there's still probably more to come for Brooklyn.
So the next step is sit back and Julie yourself.
I hate to as a giant van reference anyone that, Ah, that I keep McPherson knows.
But get your popcorn ready, right? Because there's probably some things coming down the pike for the next in terms of roster moves and different things like that.
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