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Kevin Durant 'Shocked' Nets Parted Ways With Steve Nash

Kevin Durant reportedly had no input in the decision from the Brooklyn Nets to fire Steve Nash as head coach.

"You're always shocked when a move like this happens," Durant said after a 108-99 loss to the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night. "But it's normal in the NBA. It's about getting ready for the game tonight. It's a quick turn always in the league, especially during the season. You've got practice, games coming up, so you can't think too much about it. It was on my mind for a little bit today."

Durant said he found out about the news regarding Nash around 1:15 p.m. ET after he woke up from a pregame nap and watched ESPN.

Durant reportedly asked for Nash and Sean Marks to be fired over the offseason before rescinding his trade request.

Durant was asked why he thought it didn't work out for Nash in Brooklyn.

"A lot of stuff," Durant said. "We didn't have a healthy team. We just didn't play well. And that's what happens in the league. S--- happens. That doesn't take away from Steve's basketball IQ, how he teaches the game. I don't think that takes away from anything. It just didn't work out."

Marks was asked on Tuesday if any players were consulted in the decision.

"Zero," said Marks. "There was zero input from any of the players on this. I think this was a decision that we didn't need that. Steve and I didn't need that. Obviously I've talked to [owner] Joe [Tsai] about this, but the players were not consulted. They were told ahead of time that this was the direction we were going."



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, Khareem Sudlow