The NBA world reacts to Steve Nash becoming the Nets' new head coach

Woj: Nets had been quietly pursuing Nash in recent weeks (2:31)

Adrian Wojnarowski explains how the Nets came to the decision to hire Steve Nash and how Nash's relationship with Kevin Durant played a part in the decision. (2:31)

Steve Nash will be the new head coach of the Brooklyn Nets. The news of the Hall of Fame point guard's four-year deal was a surprise to many around the basketball world.

Nash, 46, comes with no coaching experience but brings a strong relationship with Nets superstar Kevin Durant, which was formed when Nash was a consultant for the Golden State Warriors.

Brooklyn is hoping Nash's elite point guard skills can translate to the clipboard, and players, coaches and teams are wishing the Nets' new head coach the best of luck on social media.

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