Steve Nash knows his strength as a rookie coach is relationships: 'I wasn't hired to come in and be a tactical wizard'

NEW YORK — Not even Steve Nash expects himself to be a tactical expert on the sideline. As the head coaching job has evolved in the NBA over the years — from essentially strict principal to guidance counselor — Nash said he’s focusing on his strengths of relationships and culture, which was why the Nets hired him for a championship run despite zero coaching experience.“I wasn’t hired to come in and be a tactical wizard,” Nash said on JJ Redick’s “The Old Man and the Three” podcast. “I think they understand that my acumen for the game is strong and I can catch up on any of the tactical aspects….

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