Nets GM says he hadn’t spoken to Kevin Durant before announcement KD was coming
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.
Sean Marks said that Kevin Durant committed to the Nets via Instagram before he even spoke or met with the team.— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) July 9, 2019
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.
Kevin Durant underwent a full evaluation with the Nets doctors and performance staff yesterday. Sean Marks would not rule one way or another on whether Durant will play next season.— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) July 9, 2019
At least whatever is going on next Marks likely gets a text from Durant first.