Steve Nash tried to hire Dirk Nowitzki


Newly-hired Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash has already been thinking about who he’d like on his coaching staff.

Nash reportedly reached out to Dirk Nowitzki about coming to Brooklyn as an assistant coach, but Nowitzki is not ready to return to the game full-time so early in his retirement, according to Marc Stein of The New York Times.

Nash and Nowitzki were longtime Dallas Mavericks teammates from 1998-2004 (six seasons) and remain close friends.

Former Nets interim head coach Jacque Vaughn will remain as the lead assistant and become the league’s highest paid assistant coach.