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Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai expressed support for the front office and coaching staff after Kevin Durant gave the organization an ultimatum — trade him or fire the general manager and head coach.
Durant requested a trade at the start of free agency, but the Nets have yet to find a better offer for the organization. In a recent meeting with Tsai over the weekend, Durant was given the option to trade him or fire Sean Marks and Steve Nash, The Athletic reported.
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Tsai broke her silence after word of her weekend meeting with Durant broke.
“Our front office and coaching staff have my support. We will make decisions in the best interest of the Brooklyn Nets,” Tsai tweeted.
Additionally, the New York Post reports that Kyrie Irving is not too happy with Marks and Nash.
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“Kyrie Irving hates these guys. He thinks Nash is terrible and Marks is bad,” a source told the newspaper.
When Durant requested a trade, Irving chose to opt out of his final year with the Nets. Brooklyn failed to find a trade partner for him in the offseason.
Durant and Irving joined the Nets in the summer of 2019. Durant signed a four-year contract extension before the start of the 2021-2022 season.
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With both players in the Nets, Brooklyn had success in the regular season but fell short in the playoffs. Brooklyn has just one playoff series victory with two superstars on the team.