Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving recently admitted that he is now willing to take back his ‘head coaching’ comments from a couple of months ago where he caused some speculations during the offseason, per ESPN‘s Malika Andrews.

His change of mind may have been prompted as he got to spend more time and be under the tutelage of newly-hired head coach Steve Nash in the past couple of weeks leading up to the 2020-2021 NBA season.

The former Duke product’s controversial comments came when he spoke on  Kevin Durant’s new podcast ‘The ETCs‘ back in early October regarding Steve Nash’s recent hiring and how he expressed his disinterest to conform to the system that he is going to layout on the table for the team.

“I don’t really see us having a head coach,” Irving said. “You know what I mean? KD could be a head coach. I could be a head coach.”

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That perspective may have already changed as both Irving and Durant got their first taste of action on the court after a long layoff. Irving is coming off a season-ending surgery to aid his shoulder injury last season which caused him to miss action in the Orlando Bubble for the 2020 NBA Playoffs.

On the other hand, Durant has been on the sidelines ever since he suffered an Achilles tendon injury in Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors. The severity of the injury caused him to sit out the entire 2019-2020 NBA season.

Kyrie Irving seemed to have gained his momentum back after scoring 18 points and dishing out four dimes while Kevin Durant looked like his former self and notched 15 points and three boards en route to a 119-114 preseason win against the Washington Wizards.

The victory was an encouraging sign but the chemistry between Nash, Irving, and Durant will ultimately serve as a pivotal piece that will determine the level of success that the Nets will get to attain moving forward.