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Steve Nash released a statement on Mike D’Antoni joining the Brooklyn Nets as an assistant coach.

Nash and D’Antoni were part of an impressive Phoenix Suns team that created the ‘seven seconds or less’ offense.

“We’ve assembled an experienced staff of high-character individuals with varied backgrounds, both on and off the court, that will help create a solid foundation for me and our players.

When I set out to build this staff, I wanted to put together a committed group that would connect with our players and help put them in the best position to succeed as a team.

With coaching and playing experience at the highest level and a deep background in player development, I’m confident that we’ve put the right people in place to lead us forward,” Nash said, via Ian Begley of SNY.tv.

Former Nash teammate Amar’e Stoudemire and Ime Udoka have also joined Brooklyn as assistant coaches.

The Nets are expected to be title contenders next season.