Nets head coach Steve Nash mentioned the franchise is “enjoying for a championship” as he prepares for his first season in cost.

Nash has taken his first steps into high-level teaching, appointed by the Nets to interchange Kenny Atkinson, regardless of the Basketball Corridor of Famer’s lack of expertise.

The Nets have suffered back-to-back first-round exits within the NBA playoffs, whereas the franchise has not reached the NBA Finals since consecutive journeys in 2002 and 2003, which had been each unsuccessful.

Nash may have superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving at his disposal and the two-time MVP is aiming excessive in Brooklyn.

“We’re enjoying for a championship,” Nash informed season-ticket holders throughout a digital occasion on Tuesday.

“I do not wish to say that something lower than a championship is just not a hit since you by no means know what occurs in life, you by no means know how the ball bounces. Fortune is an enormous a part of successful an NBA championship.

“However we’re enjoying for a championship and we’ll construct accordingly. We’ll body all the things we do within the lens of, ‘Is that this a championship attribute?’ or ‘Is that this price championship high quality?'”

Nash added: “Are we rising? Are we striving? Are we pressure-tested? Are we frequently asking of one another and ourselves that particular person collective progress on daily basis and creating an setting that’s enjoyable however difficult and collaborative?

“If these tenets are being met, there’s lots of success and reward in that. However we’re enjoying for a championship.”

The Nets, with out the injured Durant and Irving, had been swept by the Raptors contained in the Orlando bubble at Walt Disney World Resort amid the coronavirus pandemic.