While speaking on The Ringer NBA Show, Kevin O’Connor lent some insight into the Kevin Durant trade request. The most notable item was Durant was never specific in why he reportedly asked for GM Sean Marks and coach Steve Nash to be fired.
Durant reportedly made the request that Marks and Nash be fired in an attempt to shake things up to aid his trade request. Durant had no specific reasons for either Marks or Nash to go, but instead was hoping it would help him break free of the Nets.
O’Connor additionally reported that he’s heard the Nets now intend to keep Kyrie Irving after Durant recommitted to the team. Brooklyn hopes that Durant and Irving, combined with a healthy Ben Simmons and the team’s offseason additions, will make the team a title contender.