Brooklyn Nets is actively seeking a new head coach.
According to Shams Karania, a reporter for The Atletic, Brooklyn is very interested in recruiting Greg Popovich (San Antonio).
From what the Karanian reporter said, Brooklyn is not simply showing interest, but actively trying to contact Coach Popovich. Popovic also expressed his intention to retire after this season. Having to lead the U.S. national team at the 2020 Olympics, he also expressed his intention to step down as an active coach after the Olympics.
However, the Olympics have been postponed until next year due to the unprecedented spread of coronavirus, and the 2019-2020 season has also been suspended. As the Olympics have been postponed, there is a high possibility that Popovich will not be relieved of his position. If possible, Brooklyn hopes to bring him to the coach.
Brooklyn’s Kevin Durant is reportedly hoping to recruit Popovich. Durant faced Popovich closely as he trained ahead of the 2016 Olympics. At that time, the U.S. national team originally had a team consisting of the national team and the remaining members of the standing army, and at that time, manager Popovich coached the standing army team.
Durant had played in the Western Conference all the way before this season. Nine seasons for the Oklahoma City Thunder and three for the Golden State Warriors. More than any Brooklyn player faced Popovich. But this time in Brooklyn, with Kyrie Irving forming a new team and looking for a new coach, I understand you want to join him.