By Jerry Wein

ESPN is reporting that Hall of Fame guard Steve Nash has signed a four-year contract to become the next coach of the Brooklyn Nets, beat the Sixers to the punch by becoming the first team to hire a new coach this bizarre offseason.

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Nash, 46, comes with no coaching experience, but he has a history of leadership, basketball IQ and playing innovation.

He also brings a strong relationship with Nets star Kevin Durant, forged together in his consultant role with the Golden State Warriors.