STEPHEN A SMITH RIPS THE STEVE NASH HIRING: ‘THIS IS WHITE PRIVILEGE.’. On Sept. 3, the Brooklyn Nets announced that they hired Nash to become their next head coach. Nash has signed a four-year contract, according to ESPN … After the news came out, Stephen A. Smith went on First Take and gave his opinions about the hiring … “This is White privilege. This does not happen for a Black man. No experience whatsoever on any level as a coach, and you get the Brooklyn Nets job,” Smith said.