Nets HC Steve Nash addresses report that Kevin Durant wanted him fired
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Brooklyn Nets head coach Steve Nash suggested that he didn't really believe the report which suggested that Kevin Durant wanted him fired. After Durant met Nets owner Joe Tsai in London, it was reported that Durant demanded from the Nets to fire Nash and general manager Sean Marks.
Two weeks after the London meeting, Durant met with the Nets brass and rescinded his trade request. "I never thought that was 100 percent," Nash said of the report, per ESPN. "There was a lot of things. It's not black and white like that, so there was a lot of factors.
A lot of things behind the scenes. A lot of things reported are not accurate. A lot of things that are reported are not 100 percent accurate. So you get fragmented bits of truth. You get things that are flat out not true. It happens.
So I never really get caught up in all that stuff. I'm going to hear it from Kevin when the time is right. I'm going to talk to Sean, I'm going to talk to all the parties involved. So you just work through it step by step. You don't overreact.
We stay calm and work on communication and facts and here we are."
Nash on his relationship with Durant
Following a tumultuous offseason, the Nets are hoping to now focus only on basketball and win the championship. When it comes to Nash's relationship with Durant after everything that transpired this offseason, the Nets head coach insists it's all good between the two.
"We're fine," Nash said of his relationship with Durant. "We're good. Ever since we talked, it's been like nothing's changed. I have a long history with Kevin. I love the guy. Families have issues. We had a moment and it's behind us.
That's what happens. It's a common situation in the league. We all were hurting, seething, to go through what we went through last year, not being able to overcome all that adversity. Sometimes you lose perspective because you expect to win, but the reality is we were able to talk and discuss what we can improve on from last year.
And also keep perspective. We went through a ton of stuff." This week, Durant spoke with the media for the first time in five months. In his presser, Durant revealed he wasn't happy with the Nets' attitude and approach and that led to his trade request.
The Nets and Durant have seemingly fixed their relationship and now the main focus is on winning delivering Brooklyn a championship.