Monumental change is likely coming to the Brooklyn Nets’ organization, whether Kevin Durant stays or is finally traded.
The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported Monday that in a meeting with Nets governor Joe Tsai, Kevin Durant reiterated his desire to be traded – unless Tsai fires both head coach Steve Nash and general manager Sean Marks.
Nash had been heavily criticized by fans and by analysts in the media following a first-round sweep at the hands of the Celtics, though Durant has been publicly supportive of Nash to this point. Durant endorsed Nash as the right person to coach the Nets back in April, and said he was “proud of passion for us.”
Marks, meanwhile, has served as Nets GM since 2016, and made headlines during the offseason by saying the Nets needed a culture change and to build around players “that want to be a part of something bigger than themselves.” To most, that was a direct shot at Nets guard Kyrie Irving.
Here’s what fans and analysts are saying about Durant’s demands: