Steve Nash Says He’s Too Busy To Worry About Critics, ‘Trying To Build Something’
Steve nash says his enemies will NOT be his motivators with the Brooklyn Nets – say TMZ Sports he is too busy at work to worry about outside noise.
And, there has been a LOT of noise … with current and former NBA players, coaches, analysts, and fans criticizing the Nets for hiring Nash over a qualified black candidate.
So when we saw Nash leave Lilia in Brooklyn this weekend, we asked him if he was using backlash as fuel to be successful.
“No,” Nash told us directly … “I’m busy trying to build something and collaborate with my staff.”
Nash understands criticism – he has no real coaching experience and allowed to “skip the line” to pick up the Nets extension. But, he also argued that he was extremely skilled, saying last week, “I think leading an NBA team [as a player] for almost 2 decades is quite unique. “
There’s more to our conversation with Nash … here are the quick hits:
TMZ Sports: Have you spoken with Kyrie Irving or Kevin Durant on the movement for social justice?
Nash: “I haven’t really told them about it,” Nash said … “but they know I’m an ally.”
TMZ Sports: “Have you contacted other coaches for advice?”
TMZ Sports: Anyone in particular can you share?
TMZ Sports: “What’s your goal in Brooklyn?
Nash: “Create a great environment for my players and make the community proud.”
TMZ Sports: Have you considered other teams?
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