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Nets GM says he hadn’t spoken to Kevin Durant before announcement KD was coming

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HOUSTON, TX - MAY 6: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors speaks with the media after Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2019 NBA Playoffs against the Houston Rockets on May 6, 2019 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

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A lot of people officially learned Kevin Durant was headed to Brooklyn when he posted his decision on Instagram.

That includes Nets general manager Sean Marks, who said on Tuesday he had not even spoken to Durant prior to the announcement. Via Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.

That lends some credence to the idea it was Kyrie Irving pushing hardest for Brooklyn.

Durant and Irving had planned to play together since before the start of last season, and at some point (how early in the process depends on who you ask) decided Brooklyn was the best spot.

The challenge is the Nets will likely have to wait a season to get Durant on the court after he tore his Achilles during Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Marks, as you would expect, refused to put a timeline on Durant’s return.

At least whatever is going on next Marks likely gets a text from Durant first.