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Allen Iverson reveals why he knew Nets’ Steve Nash would become a head coach

Nets, Allen Iverson, Steve Nash

The Brooklyn Nets shocked the NBA world when they hired Hall of Famer Steve Nash as the team’s new head coach, but Philadelphia 76ers legend Allen Iverson wasn’t surprised one bit.

On the latest episode of All The Smoke with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, Iverson talked about why he knew Nash would become a head coach in the NBA one day.

“I knew it with Steve Nash. I knew it because he has so much to offer to our sport cuz he’s excellent, he’s a great person,” Allen Iverson said about the Nets’ new head coach.

“I never had the luxury of being around him a lot, but just hearing stories from other guys, just a beautiful man. I wanna see him succeed and the situation that he’s in with those two great players (Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving) with all the other guys they got around that (Nets) team, it’s a recipe for greatness.”

The Nets will be title contenders next season with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving leading the way. Although Nash doesn’t have any coaching experience under his belt, he’s one of the best point guards in NBA history and has a strong rapport with Durant and Irving already.

Nash worked with Durant on the Golden State Warriors and has already worked out with Irving since taking the Nets job.

Brooklyn lost to the Toronto Raptors in the first round of the 2020 playoffs at Walt Disney World in four games. However, Durant, Irving, DeAndre Jordan and Spencer Dinwiddie didn’t play.