Perk: We knew Nash wasn't going to be Nets coach for long (1:21)

What is next for the Nets after Steve Nash left? There is a time and a place for it.

Nash was the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets.

Sources told Adrian that the Nets and Nash mutually parted ways.

Sean Marks thanked Steve for everything he did for the franchise over the past two years. Steve was faced with a number of unprecedented challenges when he became head coach, and we are grateful for his leadership, patience and humility. We agreed that a change is necessary at this time after a lot of discussion and evaluation of how the season has started.

Nash thanked Marks and team owners for an " amazing experience with many challenges that I'm incredibly grateful for."

The Nets are expected to inquire with suspended Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka and former Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder, among others, according to sources. Sources said that Boston would allow Udoka to leave for a different job.

After a poor start, Brooklyn has moved.

A first-time head coach, Nash was hired by the Nets in 2020 to replace Kenny Atkinson.

The Nets never reached the lofty goals set for the team under Nash despite a squad led by a Hall of Fame former player who had previously worked with KD in Golden State.

Brooklyn made the playoffs in each of the last two seasons, but only won one series. Injuries and mega-trades were constants during Nash's tenure as the team acquired James Harden in the 2020-21 season and traded him last season in a move that brought inBen Simmons. Simmons didn't make his Nets debut until this season, while neither Durant nor Irving have played 60 games in a season due to injuries and, in Irving's case, he didn't get vaccinations.

The Nets dealt with trade requests from two players. There was no viable trade for Irving. According to sources, in an August meeting with Joe Tsai in London, he was asked to choose between him and the brain trust of Nash and Marks Nash's time in Brooklyn is over even though both men were retained.

Injuries to Harden and Irving contributed to the Nets' second-round exit from the playoffs.

The Nets were expected to be one of the East's best teams entering last season, but Harden was sent to Philadelphia and Irving was limited to just 29 regular season games because he didn't get vaccine.