Nets’ Steve Nash: Relationship With Kevin Durant Is Fine

Kevin Durant reportedly gave Nets owner Joe Tsai and ultimatum this past summer — either fire coach Steve Nash, or trade me.Steve Nash Kevin Durant

Oh, Durant reportedly wanted GM Sean Marks fired, too.

But that was then, this is now, and that’s all water under the bridge, Nash indicated. After all, Durant, Nash and Marks are all back with the Nets, right?

“I never thought that was 100 percent,” Nash said of Durant wanting him fired, via ESPN’s Nick Friedell. “There’s a lot of things — it’s not black and white like that. It was a lot of factors. A lot of things behind the scenes.”

Nash added that some rumors are exactly that — rumors.

“A lot of things reported are not accurate,” he said, via Friedell. “A lot of things that are reported are not 100 percent accurate. You got fragmented bits of truth. You got things that are flat out not true. It happens. It’s the nature of the media now a days.”


Either way, Durant said the whole thing is indeed in the past and that he’s looking forward to the season ahead.

“My whole thing was, I want everybody to be held accountable for their habits as a player every day, and a lot of stuff was getting swept under the rug because we’re injured or guys aren’t around,” Durant said, via Brian Lewis of the New York Post. “We could’ve fought through that more and focused on the guys that were here. When I went out with the injury, we lost 10 in a row. We shouldn’t be losing some of these games. 

“I was more so worried about how we’re approaching every day as a team. I felt like we could’ve fought through a lot of stuff that held us back.”

Along with Durant, Nets guard Kyrie Irving is back with the team, and they are finally expected to be joined by Ben Simmons, acquired from the 76ers at the February trade deadline.

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