Netease Sports reported on October 2:
Not long ago, the Nets hired
According to Irwin and Durant, they do not regard Nash as a subordinate leader's coach, but as a cooperative role.
"I actually don't really think we have a coach now," Irving said on Durant's podcast. "Durant can be a coach, I can be a coach (a few days)."
Durant agreed with this and said that the head coach should be a role that more people work together.
In the show, Irving also said that he didn't know Nash very well, but he looked forward to working with him.
"Nash is very outstanding. I have a little friendship with him and it will increase in the future. Nash doesn't understand me at all. Except for some things he heard from elsewhere, we had a cooperation in 2014 and established mutual respect. I met him at the Hall of Fame celebration two years ago and gave him a huge hug. Now he is the coach. I think this will also change the way we look at coaches,” Irwin said.
"I hope that the other party must first understand that I am an ordinary person first, I first serve my community, and then play basketball is something I do every day because of my passion. We don’t need that kind of coaching and coaching. The kind of coach that changes everything we do with his coaching philosophy."
Durant said: "I think many people may question the leadership of our entire team, or only question the leadership of Irving and I, but when Irving and I are discussing how to accept the coaching command every day , I think this is a way to lead by example."
Irving also talked about the topic of who shot him or Durant at the critical moment of the game. He said that it depends on who was in the hotter state at the time. However, he also said that this is the first time in his career that his team has a close opponent on this issue at a critical moment.
"One thing I have always found to be very stable is that I feel that I am the best shot at critical moments of all the teams I have played for," Irving said. "This is the first time I look at it in my career. , And then said, "That hanging man can also perform that shot." And he might do it a lot easier."
"This is not a concession, it is not this at all, because in the past when I did not execute the final blow, I felt guilty. I wanted this lore shot, but at the same time you want to trust your teammates. This is not about me. I don’t trust my teammates, but I think I am the best candidate."