Kevin Durant learned that Brooklyn Nets had fired Steve Nash
Kevin Durant claimed that he learned about the Brooklyn Nets’ decision to fire head coach Steve Nash by watching the news on television.
After parting ways with Nash, the Nets played the Chicago Bulls and, despite having a 12-point lead in the third quarter, managed to lose 108-99.
The Nets star Durant stated, “I woke up from my siesta and looked to my right and watched it [Nash’s sacking] on ESPN.”
“I felt stunned. Even though a move like this is common in the NBA, it always shocks you when it occurs.”
Durant defeated the Bulls, who outscored the Nets 31-19 in the fourth quarter, with 32 points, nine rebounds, and six assists.
Durant continued, “You just get ready for the game.
“In the league, there is a short turnaround, so you can’t worry about it too much, but it was on my mind for a little while.”
After losing five of his last seven games, Nash, who had been with the Nets since 2020, was fired, and assistant coach Jacques Vaughn was named interim head coach.
Durant remarked, “I liked working with Steve, and I liked the coaching staff.
“Although the past several years have been unpredictable, basketball has always been at the center of our lives. It was fun to commute to work with Steve.” We didn’t play well and our team wasn’t healthy. In the league, that is what takes place.
“It doesn’t diminish Steve’s basketball intelligence or the way he teaches the game. Simply put, it didn’t work.”
In other news, the Phoenix Suns defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 116-107 to win their fifth straight game.
For the Suns, Cameron Johnson scored 29 points while making 7 of 11 three-point attempts.
With 23 points, 13 rebounds, and 13 assists, Stephen Curry had a triple double for the Golden State Warriors, but it wasn’t enough to prevent them from falling to the Miami Heat, 116-109.