Kevin Durant met with Joe Tsai recently in London and it was revealed he expressed a lack of faith in the direction of the Brooklyn Nets. Durant reportedly issued an ultimatum that he is not interested in continuing with the Nets if Steve Nash remains as head coach and Sean Marks continues running the front office.
"The timing of it is also unusual," said Brian Windhorst on Tuesday. "While star players have gotten coaches fired for decades and will get them fired for decades, he didn't express this, as far as I'm aware to the Nets at the end of the season. And he didn't express this to the Nets when he made his trade demand. So doing it now is a maneuver. A maneuver that I don't think worked.
"Because as I talk to teams out there, they don't think his increased his trade value, they think this hurt his trade value."
Windhorst also noted that Tsai statement of support for Nash and Marks also includes a sentence the league paid strong attention to stating "We will make decisions in the best interest of the Brooklyn Nets."