Nets Notes: Coaching Staff, KG, Durant, Harris

New Nets head coach Steve Nash and the team’s front office are seeking out assistants to join the former two-time MVP’s coaching staff, including Lakers assistant Phil Handy, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

2019/20 interim Nets head coach Jacque Vaughn will stay on staff as the team’s lead assistant during the 2020/21 season. Nash, an eight-time All-Star, joined the Nets staff last week in a surprising hire.

Here are more notes out of Brooklyn:

  • Former Nets forward (and Hall of Famer) Kevin Garnett, a 15-time All-Star, has said that he believes Brooklyn should look to trade for a high-level scoring wing like Bulls shooting guard Zach LaVine or Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal to join current Brooklyn All-Stars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, according to Kristian Winfield of the New York Daily News.
  • Kevin Durant expressed his enthusiasm for new coach Steve Nash‘s addition to the Brooklyn sideline, per Andrew Lopez of ESPN. “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 in a new episode of Pelicans swingman J.J. Redick‘s “The Old Man and the Three” podcast.
  • The addition of Nash may help convince Nets sharpshooter Joe Harris to stick around as he enters unrestricted free agency this summer, according to Brian Lewis of the New York Post. “I met with him the other day, grabbed a coffee with him and [team president] Sean [Marks],” Harris said during a recent conversation with “The JWilly Show” podcast. “And he just talked about how he felt about me as a player and wanted me to come back and be in Brooklyn.”
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16 thoughts on “Nets Notes: Coaching Staff, KG, Durant, Harris

  1. Bradley better than lavine but Lavine is a better fit for nets than bradley bcoz nets need 3rd option.i dont think bradley will accept to be 3rd option role.and lavine is cheaper.

  2. x%sure

    Ummm… maybe the employers of Lavine & Beal do not want to trade them. What about that Kevin Garnett.
    He went on to says blacks do not get hired as HCs without AC experience— which has happened numerous times.
    And he’s not going to “own” the Timbers either, Taylor will never sell to him of all people.
    I guess the point of the article was Garnett endorses Nash because he was a fighter as a player.
    Okay with that out of the way

    • PutoBelga12

      The Nets do not have the pieces to trade for LaVine or Beal, they would need other teams. Salaries may match but the players or draft picks they would offer are simply not appealing enough.

  3. omar jimenez

    How the eff do the Nets get a 3rd star? Beal or Lavine? Please tell me how the dollars match up and how it makes sense to those team for what the Nets give back in return?

    • I give no fox

      Levert, dinwiddie and prince all make over 10 million and are attractive young assets. A combo of the two should be more than enough for lavine. They also have Allen, they can put together a tempting offer for Beal

  4. Chucktoad1

    The money’s easy for the nets…LaVines contract is 19.5 million. LaVerts is 16.2 million and Allen’s is 3.9 million.
    Beal 27.1 million. LaVert’s 16.2 plus Dinwiddies 11 million.
    I think LaVine and LaVert are a wash as far as talent so not sure why they would throw in Allen just to make it work. If they can pick up Beal on the other hand they should go for it. Throw in the 76ers pick to make it worth to the Wizards if needed.

    • phenomenalajs

      I think LeVert showed he can be the third star. Bringing back Joey Buckets is priority #1. I wouldn’t make a trade just for the sake of making one. Also, the cap is going to be tight. They will need a few lower salary players to make it work. I believe TLC has a reasonable option. He showed he is capable when given the chance in the bubble. Tyler Johnson is streaky and had a hot hand at time. He also could learn from Nash. In the few minutes Jamal Crawford got to play before getting hurt, he showed he is still J-Crossover. Bringing him back on a minimum deal could work.
      I’d have to see how the figures work. If a good deal comes together around draft time, Marks will make it happen, but it doesn’t need to be forced.

    • KnickerbockerAl

      LaVine is interesting, that gets done easy. Tell you if I’m Wiz. I’ll take Dinwiddie and LeVert plus two #1 picks. Or them two plus Allen and future pick.

  5. hiflew

    Honestly, how many people think of Kevin Garnett as a former Nets forward? Probably about the same number that think of Michael Jordan as a former Wizards guard or Hakeem Olajuwon as a former Raptors center.

  6. Otogar

    I’m not sure why the Nets should go for a volume scorer like Lavine or Beal, having already Irving and KD. There wouldn’t be enough shots for all of them

  7. Well I said this once I saw ppl saying there were Paul George rumors for the Nets I would prefer if we just went after Harden and murder the league he wants to win then squad up making a new big 3

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