When a Nets team that was the pick to win the title by both Vegas and NBA GMs finished just seventh in the East — and was swept in the first round of the playoffs — some wondered if they would have a different head coach next season.
The answer is no. But Steve Nash seems likely to have some different assistants.
Nash has been with Nets general manager Sean Marks this week at the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago. And while Nash’s former assistant Ime Udoka is coaching Boston in the Eastern Conference finals against Miami — after beating the Nets and then the defending champion Bucks — Brooklyn is looking at a staff shake-up.
“Between Steve, myself and [Nets owner] Joe Tsai, we’ve spent a lot of time meeting,” Marks said. “It should come as no surprise to anybody that when you finish a season the way we did, it’s with disappointment, it’s with frustration, and it’s also a time to reflect and look in the mirror. And everybody needs to do that, from the whole basketball operations department.
Sean Mark and Steve NashCharles Wenzelberg / New York Post
“Same with me, as a leader. We have to look and say ‘What went wrong? How can we fix it? … How do we change things?’ Whether that’s the vision, whether that’s as simple as the roster construction. Whether that’s from Steve’s standpoint, how we coach the games and…