Brooklyn Nets, Kevin Durant meet, agree to ‘move forward’ together after star’s trade demands

Kevin Durant is staying in Brooklyn, according to Nets general manager Sean Marks.

“[Coach] Steve Nash and I, along with [governors] Joe Tsai and Clara Wu Tsai met with Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman in Los Angeles yesterday,” Marks said in a statement. “We have agreed to move forward with our partnership. We’re focused on basketball with a common goal in mind: build a lasting franchise to bring a championship to Brooklyn.”

Durant originally asked for a June 30 trade and reaffirmed that desire in a meeting with Joe Tsai in London, sources confirmed to ESPN earlier this month. During this meeting, Durant wanted Tsai to choose between him and the Nash and Marks Brain Trust.

Instead, Nash and Marks will keep their jobs while Durant will remain in Brooklyn as a four-year, $198 million extension he signed for the final offseason kicks this season.

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/34446879/brooklyn-nets-kevin-durant-meet-agree-move-forward-together-star-trade-demands Brooklyn Nets, Kevin Durant meet, agree to ‘move forward’ together after star’s trade demands

Emma Bowman

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