Brooklyn Nets Drama Claims Its First Victim

After a dreadful start to the season—on the court and off—the Brooklyn Nets drama has taken its first victim. Steve Nash is out as head coach. 

Officially, it's being labeled an agreement to "part ways", but whether he was fired or not, you have to believe that Nash is actually relieved to be out of the cauldron of controversy that is the Brooklyn Nets. The latest scandal involving Kyrie Irving was possibly the last straw. 

Adrian Wojnarowski reports that potential replacements are already being considered:

Woj names suspended Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka (yes, that would be suitable for the drama in Brooklyn), and former Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder as names the Nets will be looking into. 

Nash has obviously been thinking about this eventuality, as he posted a long message on Twitter as soon as the announcement was made.  

"A very heartfelt thanks to Joe and Clara Tsai along with Sean Marks for giving me the opportunity to coach the Brooklyn Nets. It was an amazing experience with many challenges that I'm incredibly grateful for," wrote Nash. Yes, challenges. A bit of an understatement, perhaps? 

Even former NBA coach George Karl was happy for Nash, tweeting "I’m betting Steve Nash is in a celebratory mood today!"

Nets' star Kevin Durant, during his summer tirade of asking for a trade, also demanded that Nash (and GM Sean Marks) be fired if he was to return. 

Looks like Durant got his wish. 

But maybe, just maybe, Steve Nash got his, too.

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