Steve Nash is fired by the Brooklyn Nets after a poor performance.

On Tuesday, the Brooklyn Nets parted ways with head coach Steve Nash.

Nash had been with the team since its inaugural season in 1997 and led it to the Conference Finals in 2013 before being unceremoniously fired. He had a career playoff record of 25-39 (.455).

The Brooklyn Nets have started the season 2-5 despite a high-paid roster that includes Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons. The team has not performed as well as some other teams in the NBA, but it is still a very good team.

Brooklyn is now aiming to retain its former coach, Ime Udoka.

Sean Marks, general manager of the Nets, noted that it was a very difficult choice for him to make, but given the season's start, he opted to part company with Nash.

He noted that he faced a plethora of completely unforeseen challenges during his time as coach. We are genuinely grateful for Steve's leadership, patience and humility during his tenure as head coach.

Irving drew criticism from a Nets owner after promoting an antisemitic movie and book on social media on Thursday.