A number of hours after the Brooklyn Nets and Steve Nash agreed on firing/resignation, they might have already got one other coach able to take the helm. In keeping with Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Nets plan on hiring Ime Udoka.
Udoka is presently serving a year-long crew suspension handed down by the Boston Celtics. In September, Celtics governor Wyc Grousbeck introduced Udoka was given a one-year suspension for a number of violations of crew insurance policies. An unbiased investigation concluded that Udoka used “crude language in his dialogue with a feminine subordinate earlier than the beginning of an improper office relationship with the lady,” per ESPN.
Udoka is below contract with the Boston Celtics who may demand compensation from the Nets, however are unlikely to take action in line with Boston Globe reporter Adam Himmelsbach.
It’s a stunning turnaround began with the removing of Nash, and the doable hiring of Udoka, who many believed wouldn’t coach in any respect this 12 months. The firing or removing of Nash was in all probability inevitable after rumors surfaced that Kevin Durant spoke with administration earlier than the season began and reportedly gave proprietor Joe Tsai an ultimatum of both he (Durant) goes or the pairing of normal supervisor Sean Marks and coach Steve Nash.
At the least in the case of Nash, Durant has gotten his want. We must wait and see if the studies of Ime Udoka turning into head coach come to fruition.
Response from NBA social media circles was unsurprisingly skeptical…or worse.
Now, that i’ve up to date our story on the Nash to Udoka transfer, I gotta say I’m personally disgusted with the WHOLE state of affairs and like a variety of followers I’ve spoken to this morning, I imagine It’s going to take a very long time for us to really feel comfy with this franchise. If ever.
— NetsDaily (@NetsDaily) November 1, 2022
I am positive the Nets have accomplished their due diligence with a radical and deep-diving investigation into Ime Udoka within the final 5 minutes.
— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) November 1, 2022
The Nets hiring Ime Udoka, at this second in time, by itself could be extremely disappointing, cynical and a mistake. In gentle of the Kyrie state of affairs… only a large blowtorch to values and connecting together with your fan base. What are you making an attempt to perform as a company?
— Ben Sofa (@viewfromcouch) November 1, 2022