Nash ready for Nets' expectations: 'We're playing for a championship'
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Entering his first season as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, Steve Nash is well aware his success will largely be determined by how far he can lead his team into the postseason.

"We're playing for a championship. I don't want to say anything less than a championship isn't a success ... but we are playing for a championship, and we are going to build accordingly," Nash said during a virtual town hall appearance on Tuesday, courtesy of ESPN's Tim Bontemps.

Nash was hired by the Nets in early September despite having never coached in the NBA. The former back-to-back MVP winner is set to take over a roster headlined by a now-healthy Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.

Durant and Irving have previously expressed optimism surrounding the Nets' surprise hire. The former stated he believes Nash will build a "fun culture in Brooklyn," while Irving recently touched on his "respectful relationship" with Nash. Durant notably worked alongside the 46-year-old while he was a consultant with the Golden State Warriors.

Nash ready for Nets' expectations: 'We're playing for a championship'
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