Kyrie Irving agent: 'Kyrie does not hate Steve Nash nor Sean Marks'

Kyrie Irving agent: 'Kyrie does not hate Steve Nash nor Sean Marks'

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Kyrie Irving agent: 'Kyrie does not hate Steve Nash nor Sean Marks'

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Nets star Kyrie Irving wants to make it clear he does not hate coach Steve Nash or general manager Sean Marks despite what a source told The Post about his feelings Monday. “I am not sure where this narrative is coming from but Kyrie does not hate Steve nor Sean. That’s not a part of his being nor how he represents himself in the world. He’s about peace, love and acceptance,” his agent and stepmother Shetallia Riley Irving told The Post.
Source: Josh Kosman, Brian Lewis @ New York Post

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StatMuse @statmuse
Most seasons shooting 40+ 3P% and 90+ FT%:
7 — Steph Curry, Steve Nash
5 — Steve Novak, Peja Stojakovic pic.twitter.com/Jnnkju6Dtg9:27 AM

StatMuse @statmuse
Most seasons shooting 40 3P% or better:
14 — Steve Nash
12 — Kyle Korver
11 — Steph Curry, Steve Kerr pic.twitter.com/ixd1kHLGQ08:27 AM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Kyrie Irving does not hate Sean Marks or Steve Nash: agent #nets #nba nypost.com/2022/08/09/kyr… via @nypostsports9:09 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Kevin Durant’s #Nets issues run much deeper than Steve Nash #nba nypost.com/2022/08/09/kev… via @nypostsports7:34 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
We @FrontOfficeShow is up! @Trevor_Lane and I fire the Kevin Cannon and we talk all things KD and his trade request. We also talk a little Kyrie, when the schedule might come out, some transactions and more! Watch, like and subscribe below. 20K soon!
youtu.be/VDA_7NhFdAo6:20 PM
Jake Fischer @JakeLFischer
The full episode of ‘Please Don’t Aggregate This’ with @Alex Schiffer is up now on @getcallin, Apple and Spotify.
Wide-ranging talk on Kevin Durant’s trade status, Brooklyn at large, Sean Marks, Steve Nash and more: callin.com/link/SguqYGrIDP5:15 PM
Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Kyrie Irving reportedly shares Durant ideas on Nash, Marks
sportando.basketball/en/kyrie-irvin…4:17 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Report: Like Durant, Kyrie Irving also not a fan of Steve Nash, Sean Marks nba.nbcsports.com/2022/08/09/rep…1:33 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Kevin Durant was asked about Steve Nash’s job performance in April. This is how KD responded:
“I think [Nash] has done a great job. The last two years, he’s been dealt a wild hand… I think he’s handling it all perfectly, to be honest.”
tommybeer.substack.com/p/kd-kyrie-and…11:23 AM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Tuesday’s @LockedOnLakers podcast! Kevin Durant reiterates his trade request. How will this affect KD, Kyrie, and the Lakers? Plus, the commonalities between Brooklyn’s mess and the Lakers’ with Russ. #FirstListen @LockedOnNetwork @LockedOnNBAPods
podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how…11:08 AM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving’s relationship with the Nets coaching staff has been a wild ride…
A Thread 🧵
Back in 2019, KD claimed that one of the reasons he wanted to come to Brooklyn was because of head coach Kenny Atkinson (based on som YouTube research): pic.twitter.com/IMQZOEEpPn9:29 AM

Tom Ziller @teamziller
Went long on the latest news in this season of APOCALYPSE NETS. 🔓
Joe Tsai’s options:
1. Fire Marks & Nash
2. Trade KD & Kyrie
3. Change KD’s mind
4. Call KD’s bluff
I don’t think No. 4 is in the Nets’ best interest. But I’m rooting for it. ziller.substack.com/p/apocalypse-n…8:58 AM
Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
Kyrie and KD for Anthony Davis – 10:07 PM
Ben Rohrbach @brohrbach
The only way you can consider Sean Marks a failed GM is to think entrusting his team to Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving was the failure. – 9:54 PM
Evan Sidery @esidery
With Joe Tsai backing Sean Marks and Steve Nash, this feels like a pivotal moment for the Kevin Durant sweepstakes eventually reaching its conclusion.
We’re officially six weeks away from training camps beginning. – 8:09 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Kyrie has had some amazing, incredible one-liners in his remarkable career, but this one was maybe the best:
“When I say I’m here with Kevin (Durant), I think that it really entails us managing this franchise together alongside Joe (Tsai) and Sean (Marks),” pic.twitter.com/j7w4b4b1dd8:07 PM

Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
When Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving chose the Nets in the summer of 2019, and the Nets said “yes,” they failed to read the terms and conditions that come with these unique superstars. More for @NYDNSports nydailynews.com/sports/basketb…6:20 PM
Bill Simmons @BillSimmons
My July 3rd BS Pod with Russillo laid out the KD/Sean Marks situation and why it was heading for a bad place.
youtu.be/mxIGkhfy6PY5:00 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
Back in July, clairvoyant @Bill Simmons thought Sean Marks could get caught in the middle of the drama between KD and the Nets.
📼: https://t.co/PW8m8AJgs0 pic.twitter.com/Jks0tYRnPY4:59 PM

Doug Smith @SmithRaps
I’ve known Steve Nash for nearly 30 years and Sean Marks for about 20
Both are exceptional men who don’t deserve this shit – 4:02 PM
Barbara Barker @meanbarb
Report: Kevin Durant issues ultimatum of trade or get rid of Steve Nash and Sean Marks newsday.com/sports/basketb… via @Newsday4:02 PM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Now on @njdotcom
Kevin Durant tells Nets’ owner Joe Tsai: Trade me or fire Sean Marks and Steve Nash nj.com/nets/2022/08/k…3:58 PM
Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Kevin Durant tells Nets owner Tsai he must choose between him and the pairing Marks-Nash sportando.basketball/en/kevin-duran…3:57 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Report: Durant reiterates trade demand, gives owner Tsai ultimatum: Me or Nash, Marks nba.nbcsports.com/2022/08/08/rep…3:49 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
The Nets won more playoff games (1) in 2019, with Kenny Atkinson as head coach and Caris LeVert, Jarrett Allen, D’Angelo Russell on the roster, than they did in 2022 with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving on the roster.
And in 2019, Brooklyn had tons of cap space and all their picks – 3:29 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Today’s Kevin Durant news, and the reported fact he doesn’t want to work with Steve Nash, seemingly makes the Sept. 26 start of camp a Brooklyn deadline for a deal. Otherwise . . . awkward. So at least now we have somewhat of a roadmap and timetable. – 3:15 PM
Andrew Sharp @andrewsharp
Thinking back to that podcast where Kyrie said, “here, we feel like we’re all head coaches.” What an era! – 3:05 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Not sure if Joe Tsai should take advice from the guy who convinced him to pay DeAndre Jordan for $40 million and fire Kenny Atkinson to hire Steve Nash, and then trade Jarrett Allen, Caris LeVert and every draft pick possible… – 3:03 PM
Alan Hahn @alanhahn
Reality: Sean Marks will get a job within seconds of being fired by the Nets. – 3:02 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Summer of 2019: Kevin Durant signs with Sean Marks-led Nets.
Summer of 2020: Kevin Durant vouches for Steve Nash.
Summer of 2021: Kevin Durant signs $200 million extension with Marks/Nash-led Nets.
Summer of 2022: pic.twitter.com/V7D0YxFFyH2:56 PM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Steve Nash checking Twitter today pic.twitter.com/7bPCui8b4w2:52 PM

Cameron Tabatabaie @CTabatabaie
The Nets are in a position to compete for a title because of Durant. With respect to Nash and Marks, this feels like a no brainer. – 2:50 PM
Yaron Weitzman @YaronWeitzman
Sean Marks going to end up sending KD to Sacramento for junk just as payback – 2:44 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
With all that being said about picking between KD or the coach and GM, I’d keep an eye on the Kyrie situation again
Not a report lol – 2:38 PM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Didn’t Nash get the job pretty much entirely because KD wanted him? It wasn’t even known that he was interested in being a head coach before that. – 2:35 PM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
In a meeting with Nets owner Joe Tsai, Kevin Durant reiterated his trade request and informed Tsai that Tsai needs to choose between Durant or the pairing of general manager Sean Marks and coach Steve Nash, sources say.
Story: theathletic.com/3485297/2022/0…2:31 PM

More on this storyline

Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson, M.A. : Kyrie Irving’s focus for this season is “all about killing it.” “He’s holding up his commitment and there’s an excitement.” Per source: “He’s opted in. He’s gonna play.” “He’s in the gym nonstop.” -via Twitter / August 10, 2022
The head of basketball ops from another club was similarly displeased. “Livid,” he said. “Livid. He and Kyrie (Irving) basically told Sean they were coming (as free agents in 2019), and Sean did pretty much everything they wanted after that. Signing DeAndre Jordan for four years? That’s something Kyrie and KD wanted. Getting James Harden? Then getting a guy who should be a perfect complement to them (Ben Simmons) when Harden wanted out? Sean did all that.” -via Heavy.com / August 9, 2022
The Nets did not respond to a request for comment. A message sent to Rich Kleiman, Durant’s business partner, went unanswered. A source close to the Nets organization indicated Durant is not the only Nets star unhappy with the team’s leadership. “Kyrie Irving hates these guys,” the source said. “He feels that Nash is terrible and Marks is bad.” -via New York Post / August 9, 2022
“KD came to the same conclusion,” the source added. The Nets have not found a trade offer that would prompt them to deal the all-time great, and according to the report, Tsai and the Nets have made it known they would take “every last asset from a team that trades for Durant.” In stating the lofty hope for the trade return, perhaps the Nets believe Durant would be less motivated to leave and more likely to report to September’s training camp. -via New York Post / August 9, 2022
“Joe [Tsai] has tried to make too many decisions himself,” including choosing the coach, the source said. After the Game 4 loss to Boston, Durant expressed his appreciation for Nash, whom he has consistently publicly supported, and said he was the right coach to lead the Nets into the future. “Steve’s been dealt a crazy hand the last two years,” said Durant, a two-time NBA champion with the Warriors. “He’s had to deal with so much stuff as a head coach, a first-time coach. Trades, injuries, COVID and just a lot of stuff he had to deal with. -via New York Post / August 9, 2022

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