Stefan Bondy: Nets' risky hiring of Steve Nash will rise or fall with connection to Kevin Durant

NEW YORK — Let’s start with the obvious: nobody knows whether Steve Nash will be a good head coach.He was a great player, a cerebral player, but that doesn’t always translate to success on the sideline (see Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas). So this is a risk. And the thing about risks is they can go two ways.Which brings us to the second obvious point: Nash will only be as good as the respect he commands from Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving (and as good as their health).That was always the case, no matter who the Nets hired before settling on their shocking choice. Kenny Atkinson, who resurrected…

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