Will Nash head to Toronto?
Reporter Josh Lewenberg of ‘TSN Sports’ talked about the process of appointing a new manager for the Toronto Raptors on the 3rd (hereinafter Korean time).
While the fierce playoffs are in progress, on the other side, issues related to the appointment of the command tower of the eliminated teams continue to emerge. Milwaukee, Phoenix, Houston, Philadelphia, Detroit, etc. have parted ways with their existing managers and have completed the appointment of new managers.
In doing so, Toronto became the only team in the league with a manager vacant. Toronto, which failed to advance to the playoffs this season, sacked manager Nick Nurses, who gave the team its first championship. After being wanted by several teams, the Nulls joined Philadelphia and continued to serve as manager without a break.
Several people are being discussed as candidates for the command tower in Toronto, which has been changing managers for a long time. There was also a possibility that JJ Reddick, who is active in ‘ESPN’, would be appointed as a surprise. Reddick is known to have conducted an interview with Toronto regarding the appointment of a manager.
According to reporter Lewenberg, who is well versed in Toronto news, the appointment of the next director of the Dinosaur Corps is not far away. “Toronto is the only team with a manager vacant, but that won’t last long. We have final interviews this weekend and a decision will be made soon,” Lewenberg said.
Lewenberg added that Sergio Scariolo, coach of the Spanish national team and Virtus Bologna of Italy, and coach Jordi Fernandez of Sacramento are among the finalists. And along with the two, there is a person being discussed as a potential new captain candidate for Toronto. That’s Canada’s best basketball star Steve Nash.
Previously,’The Athletic’ reported that “Toronto is looking for a manager in a wide range. They have had talks with Canadian basketball legend Steve Nash about carrying out the managerial job.” Reporter Michael Grange of ‘Sportsnet’ then reported that Nash left a strong impression in an interview with Toronto.
He did not win, but Nash was the best star player who won back-to-back MVP during his active career. Many fans still remember the image of Nash, who formed a duo with Amare Stoudemire and led Phoenix’s run-and-gun basketball.
However, after taking over as manager of Brooklyn, the image of Nash has changed greatly. Nash took the helm of the Nets without any coaching experience. His lack of experience was evident and his life in Brooklyn ended in complete failure.
The Brooklyn club presented Nash with a strong roster, forming the Big 3 leading to Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden. However, Brooklyn, led by Nash, never made it to the conference finals, and the big three of all time faced disbandment in vain. Nash, who was caught in a flashlight, was eventually sacked from Brooklyn early this season.
Nash was strongly criticized for the absence of tactics, the selection of players that were difficult to understand, and the controversy over overuse of key players. The harmony with the star player that was hoped for was also a complete failure. It is known that Irving ignored Nash’s instructions several times during the game, and Durant requested a trade and demanded that Nash be sacked as a condition of staying.
When Nash emerges as a candidate for Toronto’s head coach, public opinion is sharply divided.
There are also opinions positive that Nash can inject the basketball style he wants more freely because there is much less pressure than he did in his Brooklyn days. Moreover, Toronto is the NBA’s only Canadian team. 먹튀검증
However, there are many negative views because the failure in Brooklyn had such a big impact. Nash is still only about 7 months away from stepping down from his Brooklyn head coaching job. It is hard to see that it is enough time to fix his failures and to study and develop further.
Will Nash get a chance at restoring fame in Toronto? Attention is drawn to Toronto’s choice.