Brooklyn Nets superstar forward Kevin Durant absolutely loves the addition of Steve Nash to the team as he is excited to be coached by former two-time NBA MVP. Last week, the Nets announced former eight-time NBA All Star Nash as their new coach.
Durant, who signed with the Nets last offseason, spent the entire 2019/2020 recovering from a surgery and he should be ready for the start of the new season. Superstar guard Kyrie Irving should also be ready for the start of the new season and the Nets are expected to be one of the top contenders for the next year's NBA title.
"His insight for the game, his communication, how he communicates the game of basketball is definitely going to help me as a player develop and it's going to help the rest of the team," Durant said on JJ Redick's "The Old Man and the Three" podcast, as quoted on ESPN.
Throughout his career, Nash was considered as one of the most intelligent players in the league. "Every time I'm in the gym with him, I was always like a sponge," Durant said. "I'm looking forward to this man.
I always feel like I'm a student of the game. Somebody who has experienced so much and played in different eras, I'm looking forward to him teaching me some more things about it as well."
Nash also spoke highly of Durant
"It's a privilege to work with one of the greatest players to ever play the game," Nash said.
"Someone who is incredibly coachable, inquisitive, and that lends itself to the question of searching. I think what I meant was that Kevin's always searching, he's always curious, inquisitive, developing as a human being.
So he's a deep person who has a lot of goals and a lot about him, not just in basketball terms. "I think my comment is more about Kevin as a human being, the type of person he is, about how he's always trying to grow, always trying to learn and always asking how he can get better.
A big part of that is that Kevin is somebody that is never afraid to say, 'help me with this' 'what do you think about that?' so that's the type of confidence and security it takes to be able to ask for help or know what they don't know. And he has that along with an incredible drive, work ethic, toughness and historic talent."