Steve Nash on taking over the Nets: “I wasn’t hired to come in and be a tactical wizard”

Steve Nash
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Steve Nash opened up about why he believes the Brooklyn Nets decided to hire him as head coach.

This will be Nash’s first job as a head coach. The two-time NBA MVP and Hall of Famer signed a four-year contract with the Nets.

“I wasn’t hired to come in and be a tactical wizard. I think they understand that my acumen for the game is strong and I can catch up on any of the tactical aspects.

I think they hired me because of my experience, the personality to work with these guys and help them grow and reach their potential and bring it all together. I can’t lose sight of that.

I can’t come in and start being Mr. X’s and O’s, and lose sight of the fact that of course I want to be strong in all departments, but I have to lead with my understanding of group dynamics, leading, having gone through the experience that these guys have gone through.

I’ve been there… I got to lead with why I was brought here and what they saw in me and catch up in other departments,” Nash said during his appearance on “The Old Man and the Three” podcast with JJ Redick, via Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.