Kevin Durant has made his demands very clear.
According to a report from The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Durant told the team that they would have to fire the team’s coach Steve Nash and GM Sean Marks if they wanted to keep him.
“In a meeting with Nets owner Joe Tsai, Kevin Durant reiterated his trade request and informed Tsai that Tsai needs to choose between Durant or the pairing of general manager Sean Marks and coach Steve Nash, sources say.”
“Sources: Kevin Durant informed Joe Tsai that he does not have faith in the Nets‘ direction. The meeting was described as transparent and professional, with a clear message: Keep me — or the GM and coach. ”
Sources: Kevin Durant informed Joe Tsai that he does not have faith in the Nets‘ direction. The meeting was described as transparent and professional, with a clear message: Keep me — or the GM and coach. https://t.co/W1voNf9MDC https://t.co/0lbBay2OxF
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 8, 2022
Nets owner Joe Tsai appeared to respond to KD’s demands with a subtweet.
Our front office and coaching staff have my support. We will make decisions in the best interest of the Brooklyn Nets.
— Joe Tsai (@joetsai1999) August 8, 2022
Nets fans went wild with all the drama between KD and Tsai.
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— nick wright (@getnickwright) August 9, 2022
What is interesting about this is Kevin Durant himself never mentioned publicly anything about dissatisfaction with his coach or general manager. So Nets have moved into the realm of an owner addressing reports. These Nets are rare birds, indeed. https://t.co/7qXiqg4uRG
— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) August 9, 2022
Dont think I've ever seen an owner tweet out publicly where they stand during a trade request stand off with their franchise player. Tsai different. Told y'all his main objective here isn't to field a competitor. It's to get other owners to stop laughing at him. https://t.co/7tu1cY050t
— 🦦✨America Is Musty✨🦦 (@DragonflyJonez) August 9, 2022