Nets coach Steve Nash hopeful about team's ability to contend for NBA title

The Brooklyn Nets have their eyes on an NBA championship this season, trainer Steve Nash mentioned Wednesday.

The Nets are hoping to have a wholesome Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving this season for the primary time since each avid gamers joined the group within the 2019 offseason. Nash addressed Brooklyn’s targets in an interview with ESPN forward of the beginning of the NBA Draft.

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“Smartly, we’re seeking to contend and win a championship,” Nash mentioned by way of Nets Day-to-day. “I feel that is one thing that we’re now not going to shy clear of. We understand that there’s a protracted trail against that and we need to take this procedure and construct a group this is cohesive, attached has an improbable spirit as it’s now not simply all in regards to the names at the roster — it’s about how we compete in combination.

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“So I feel that’s in the beginning on all of our minds — how can we construct a group and a spirit that’s prepared to compete? It’s so aggressive on the finish of the league and take a look at to recover from the hump. We comprehend it’s going to take time, it’s going to take persistence, it’s going to take a large number of arduous paintings.”

Nash was once employed as the pinnacle trainer within the offseason. Kenny Atkinson was once fired within the offseason and Jacque Vaughn was once named the meantime trainer. Vaughn agreed to stick on Nash’s body of workers and joined Mike D’Antoni, Ime Udoka and Royal Ivey.

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Brooklyn completed the shortened 2019-20 season with a 35-37 document and made the playoffs for the second one immediately season.

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