Irving on Nash: He commands respect, I’ve got to take back my comments

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Stefan Djordjevic

14/Dec/20 21:37

Kyrie Irving was impressed with Steve Nash as the head coach and he feels a great atmosphere among the Brooklyn Nets

By Stefan Djordjevic /

Kyrie Irving has been ‘evading’ speaking to media during the Brooklyn Nets training camp and communicated via social media and press releases.

However, the All-Star guard finally broke his ‘silence’ and talked to the reporters following practice, among other things explaining his recent behavior.

“The focus is on what’s going on in here. And I wanted to make sure that was clear, no distractions, nothing about dispelling anything, nothing about going back and forth,” Irving said bout not speaking to reporters previously and added.

“It’s really just about how I felt about the mistreatment of certain artists when we get to a certain platform of when we make decisions within our lives to have full control and ownership. We want to perform in a secure and protected space.” 

Another point he spoke about was regarding Steven Nash who’s taken on the challenge of coaching the Nets with Kevin Durant and Irving for his first head coaching job.

Back in October, Irving commented on a podcast with Durant that he doesn’t really see the Nets having a head coach. However, he decided to take back those words after seeing first-hand how Nash runs things.

“Steve’s been amazing. He kind of commands the respect. I think I’ve got to take back my comments in terms of the head coach back a few months ago. But it’s just like, man, we have such a great synergy. Everyone feels like we’re coaching one another to be better, so I’m grateful for that,” he said.

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