Most of the time when a team’s head coach is fired, everyone can see it coming from a mile away – especially the players on the team and those involved in the organization. But apparently, that wasn’t the case when the Brooklyn Nets decided to part ways with head coach Steve Nash on Tuesday.
The Nets had to play a basketball game against the Chicago Bulls just a few hours after firing their coach, and superstar Kevin Durant revealed he was “shocked” by the team’s decision that it weighed on his mind a little during Brooklyn’s 108-99 loss to the Bulls.
“You’re always shocked when a move like this happens,” Kevin Durant said after the game on Tuesday night, according to ESPN. “But it’s normal in the NBA. It’s about getting ready for the game tonight. It’s a quick turn always in the league, especially during the season. You’ve got practice, games coming up, so you can’t think too much about it. It was on my mind for a little bit today.”
With Nash now out in Brooklyn, the team has apparently set its sights on hiring Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka, who is suspended for the 2022-23 NBA season due to a relationship with a female staffer. That decision has caused quite a stir in the NBA.