Kevin Durant says he found out the Brooklyn Nets fired coach Steve Nash by seeing it on TV after he woke up from an afternoon nap
Brooklyn Nets all-star Kevin Durant told reporters about the moment he learned that former head coach Steve Nash had been fired after Tuesday’s game.
Durant said he was “shocked” to find that Nash was fired after waking up from a nap.
“I woke up from my nap around 1:15 am. Turned right and saw it on ESPN.” said Durant.
Kevin Durant told reporters he was shocked to learn that Steve Nash had been fired
Steve Nash was fired from the Brooklyn Nets early Tuesday afternoon after a poor start to the season
‘I was shocked. You know you are always shocked when a move like this happens. But that’s normal in the NBA.”
Brooklyn’s luck didn’t improve after the layoff on Tuesday, as the team still suffered a 108-99 loss at the hands of the Chicago Bulls.
Durant played like his normal prolific self, scoring 32 points, nine rebounds and 6 assists.
Following Nash’s departure, the Nets are yet to provide some insight into their long-term plans with the head coach.
Ime Udoka’s Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets in the first round of last season’s playoffs
Reports surfaced after the firing that the Nets were eyeing Ime Udoka, as the favorite to be hired as the teams’ next head coach.
Udoka is currently suspended by the Boston Celtics after investigations revealed he made “unwanted comments” to a female Celtics employee with whom he was having an affair.
Any hiring decision by the Nets or any other team regarding Udoka would come after the team conducts a thorough background check on the situation.