• Kevin Durant as a Net is finally reality

    Kevin Durant as a Net is finally reality

    Seventeen months. It has been 17 months of spec, imagining Kevin Durant as a Net, visualizing that, picturing it. July 1, 2019, to Dec. 1, 2020 — think about the profound changes in our world across
  • Stephen A. Smith gives harsh assessment of ‘lucky’ Mike D’Antoni

    Stephen A. Smith gives harsh assessment of ‘lucky’ Mike D’Antoni

    Which member of the Brooklyn Nets’ coaching staff will Stephen A. Smith attack next? After slamming the hiring of first-time coach Steve Nash as “white privilege,” ESPN’s gasbag described new
  • Steven Nash isn’t avoiding his Nets hiring controversy

    Steven Nash isn’t avoiding his Nets hiring controversy

    Steve Nash knows what folks are saying — both the obvious (he has never coached in any capacity before) and the more serious (his hiring by the Nets brought claims of white privilege to the surface, levied at the man who hired him, Sean Marks). He probably also knows that Nets fans who might already …
  • Steve Nash as Nets coach should not come as big surprise

    Steve Nash as Nets coach should not come as big surprise

    This was early January 2019, fifth floor of the Oakland Convention Center, long after the rest of the Golden State Warriors had cleared out their afternoon practice. Two solitary figures remained on the floor, and they were both dripping with sweat, conducting some serious business and some serious trash talk. “See that?” the taller man …
  • Stephen A. Smith: Nets’ Steve Nash hire was ‘white privilege’

    Stephen A. Smith: Nets’ Steve Nash hire was ‘white privilege’

    Stephen A. Smith, ESPN’s controversial talking head and hot take artist, of course had an opinion on the Nets’ hiring of Steve Nash, the Hall of Fame point guard. Smith didn’t like it, not because of Nash’s lack of experience, but because he felt it was an instance of “white privilege” since more experienced black …
  • Having Kevin Durant’s ‘confidence’ is huge for Steve Nash

    Having Kevin Durant’s ‘confidence’ is huge for Steve Nash

    The Nets clearly wouldn’t have hired Steve Nash as their new head coach without the backing of stars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. Nash, the two-time NBA MVP, was named Brooklyn’s head coach Wednesday, one summer after the Nets made their big-splash free-agent signings in 2019. Nash was a consultant for the Warriors while Durant …
  • Steve Nash stunningly named Nets’ new coach

    Steve Nash stunningly named Nets’ new coach

    Brooklyn stunned the NBA by hiring Steve Nash, handing a win-now team to a rookie head coach. The move underscored just how important stars and relationships are in the league. Aside from his brilliant Hall of Fame career, Nash played alongside Brooklyn general manager Sean Marks in Phoenix and developed a great relationship with Nets …