Nets' Steve Nash erupts at official, picks up first career ejection as a coach vs. Bucks

Steve Nash was heated on Wednesday night in Milwaukee.

The Brooklyn Nets head coach was ejected after a rare outburst at an official in the second half of their game against the Bucks at Fiserv Forum. It marked Nash’s first career ejection as a head coach, and just the third of his NBA career.

His last ejection came in 2005, when he was playing for the Phoenix Suns.

Late in the third quarter, Patty Mills attempted to take a charge on Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo near the top of the key. Officials didn’t call anything, however, which set Nash off.

Nash ran toward midcourt and quickly picked up two technical fouls while lighting up an official, which prompted two officials and Royce O’Neal to try and hold him back.

Nash then settled down and left the court.

The Nets held a 12-point lead at halftime on Wednesday night, though the Bucks had cut the game to just a single possession when Nash was thrown out. Milwaukee outscored Brooklyn 35-21 in the third period alone, which gave the Bucks a two-point lead heading into the fourth.

Brooklyn opened the season just 1-2 headed into Wednesday night.

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