NBA News: Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant Reportedly Hate Steve Nash And Sean Marks

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Ernesto Cova

The Brooklyn Nets can't catch a break. It's been years since they made the news for their play on the court rather than their locker room drama, and that's not likely to change any time soon.

At least, not while Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are still on the team, as the duo seemingly wants to control absolutely everything that goes down in the organization and won't take no for an answer.

KD Gives The Nets An Ultimatum

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However, Durant may have overplayed his hand. He met with Nets governor Joe Tsai and forced him to choose between him or coach Steve Nash and GM Sean Marks, per Shams Charania of The Athletic:

"In a face-to-face meeting with Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai over the weekend, All-NBA star Kevin Durant reiterated his trade request and informed Tsai that he needs to choose between Durant or the pairing of general manager Sean Marks and coach Steve Nash," Charania wrote.

Kyrie Also Wants Them Out

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Moreover, Michael Binn of The New York Post reports that Irving shares Durant's discontent with Nasha and Marks and would also want them fired:

"Kevin Durant doesn’t seem to be the only Nets player not enamored with the leadership stylings of GM Sean Marks and coach Steve Nash," Binn wrote. "A source close to the Nets organization indicated Kyrie Irving is none too pleased with the pair, either. 'Kyrie Irving hates these guys,' the source told The Post’s Josh Kosman. 'He feels that Nash is terrible and Marks is bad.'"

Nets Owner Won't Cave

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Notably, Tsai didn't flinch or cave into Durant's demands. If anything, he vowed his support for Nash and Marks and took to Twitter to let everybody know that he wouldn't let any player extort him into firing anybody:

"Our front office and coaching staff have my support. We will make decisions in the best interest of the Brooklyn Nets," Tsai tweeted.

What's Next For Brooklyn

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Ironically, Marks was the one who got Irving and Durant to sign with the team and the one who signed Durant to a four-year extension.

Also, they were the ones who vowed to get Steve Nash as their coach, even though Kenny Atkinson was coming off a successful season and Nash had no coaching experience whatsoever.

Durant and Irving are two of the most talented basketball players of all time, but they've been either unable or unwilling to hold their end of the bargain here, so it's just a matter of time before they find a new home and the Nets put this dark era of their story in the rearview mirror.

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