Fox Sports host Doug Gottlieb blasted several sports commentators, including ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, for claiming Hall of Famer Steve Nash got his NBA coaching job because of the color of his skin.
The two-time MVP was hired as the coach of the Brooklyn Nets on Sept. 3.
Later that day, the biggest personality at ESPN suggested that the reason Nash got the job instead of prospective black coaches was because of his “white privilege.”
“Ladies and gentlemen, there’s no way around this. This is white privilege. This does not happen for a black man,” Smith said on his show, “First Take.”
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— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) September 3, 2020
Smith then complained that Nash was given a shot even though he had “no experience whatsoever on any level as a coach.”
After hearing Smith’s comments, Gottlieb