Brooklyn Nets coach Steve Nash has underlined that his team has set the highest possible goals for the next season as they want to make it all the way. In the summer of 2019, the Nets made one of the biggest moves of that offseason when they signed two-time NBA champion and All Star guard Kyrie Irving.
Durant missed the entire past season due to an Achilles injury, while Irving missed the majority of the season also due to injuries. But both Durant and Irving are expected to be fully ready when the next NBA season kicks off.
"We're playing for a championship," Nash said during the event, which aired on the YES Network. "I don't want to say that anything less than a championship is not a success because you never know what happens in life, you never know the way the ball bounces.
Fortune is a big part of winning an NBA championship. "But we are playing for a championship and we're going to build accordingly. We're going to frame everything we do in the lens of, 'Is this a championship characteristic?' or 'Is this worth championship quality?'"
New Nets coach Nash will be constantly evaluating things
Last month, the Nets announced Nash as their next head coach, who has no previous head coaching experience in the NBA "Are we growing?" Nash asked.
"Are we striving? Are we pressure-tested? Are we continually asking of each other and ourselves that individual collective growth every day and creating an environment that is fun but challenging and collaborative? "If those tenets are being met, there's a lot of success and reward in that.
But we are playing for a championship." Nash wants to build a good chemistry with his players and he also hopes the players will also get along well with each other. "It's all sort of to be determined, and I definitely don't wanna come in with too many hard-and-fast concepts and designs," Nash said.
"I'd much rather come in with principles with ideas that allow our players to collaborate with us and allow their personalities and the dynamic between them and the chemistry to have a role in how it evolves. People talk about the Phoenix teams I played on, and this sort of revolutionary tone of how it impacted the game, but the truth be told, Mike D'Antoni's brilliance in much of that was he allowed it to evolve instead of getting in the way."