Andreas Pirlo and Steve Nash are legends of their game and revolutionized the sport. After announcing their retirements in 2017 and 2015 respectively, they’ve swiftly returned to the sport, but in a different capacity, already.
Juventus head coach Andrea Pirlo admitted to having high expectations after replacing Maurizio Sarri as the Serie A champions eye a 10th consecutive Scudetto and Champions League final berth after disappointing in the past few seasons.
Pirlo was promoted from his position as Under-23 coach following just a week in charge. Now at the forefront, the former Italy midfielder has begun his first managerial job at the age of 41.
As like Andrea Pirlo , even in the NBA there is a rookie manager who ended up directly on a bench with great ambitions: Steve Nash, former player of Phoenix Suns and two-time MVP winner, known for his ability to provide assists to his teammates and for shooting accuracy was appointed as the new coach of the Brooklyn Nets. Nash replaces Kenny Atkinson after a poor season, which started with other ambitions. In Brooklyn he has two of the NBA’s top stars , Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, with the aim of winning the NBA title by the end of his four-year contract, who will be raring to go once the 2020-21 NBA season commences.
Juventus entrusted the managerial reigns with Andrea Pirlo without a badge to coach in Serie A .
The two teams, in fact, in the past have fielded a sort of fruitful relationship. In 2018 at the Barclays Center , the Brooklyn Nets gaming arena , Juventus Night was staged, with the whole arena full of Juventus merchandise and various initiatives to involve the fans, in an attempt to increase the fan following of the Italian club.
It will not be easy for Steve Nash to accomplish the tasks that the Brooklyn Nets asked him at the time of joining the franchise and looking at the roster it is clear and evident that the NBA title must be the goal to be achieved.
Morning training ☀️ pic.twitter.com/wwA80U3kgS
— Andrea Pirlo (@Pirlo_official) September 1, 2020
The same goes for Andrea Pirlo, who inherits a team that has won nine consecutive league titles in Italy and which has the obligation to bring the Champions League to Turin after more than twenty years spearheaded by Cristiano Ronaldo. Pirlo and Nash, champions on the field fighting a common battle would be desperately hoping to silence the doubters around the sporting world.