Charles Oakley Says Steve Nash Might Be Wrong Coach For Nets, Not A Good Fit!
Charles Oakley Steve Nash Might Be Wrong Fit For Nets ... Could Be The Problem
4/23/2022 12:10 AM PT
Charles Oakley has an idea why the Brooklyn Nets are struggling so far in the playoffs ... telling TMZ Sports head coach Steve Nash might be the problem.
Despite having two of the best players in the league -- Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving -- the Nets are currently down 0-2 to the Boston Celtics by a combined 8 points.
If Brooklyn loses to the Cs at home on Saturday, the Nets will be faced with the nearly impossible task of winning four straight.
We spoke with the NBA legend about the Nets' woes ... and he says the 2-time MVP could be why they're stumbling out of the gate.
"The problem with Brooklyn was I don't know if Nash is the right coach for them," Oak said at LAX this week. "I don't know. Being a ballplayer watching them, you know, everybody say, 'well, this and that, if you got Kyrie and KD' but you still need somebody at that front seat."
Of course, Nash joined the Nets last season ... finishing with a 48-24 record and a playoff appearance. But, with guys like KD and Kyrie, people are expecting rings.
Oak -- who recently released his own book, "The Last Enforcer" -- points out successful dynasties like the Lakers and Bulls had coaching masterminds leading the charge -- like Pat Riley and Phil Jackson.
Oakley says the Nets' issues started when they brought in James Harden -- a move they didn't need to make.
But, speaking of the Zen Master, we asked Oak if Phil should come back to coach the Lakers ... and he has an interesting reason behind why it wouldn't work.