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Chris Haynes: I was told that Kevin Durant, his agent Rich Kleiman, it was a collaborative effort with Sean marks and Joe Tsai to make sure that they got what was best for both sides. And they felt like they did. Both sides are happy. There’s no bad blood. I was told everybody leaves on good terms. And this was kind of a like a ‘we’re going to do you right’ type of situation because KD requested a trade last offseason, rescinded it, and they were told at that time they’d reevaluate it if it gets to a dire juncture. It was a dire junction once Kyrie Irving requested out, and it ended up working out. This is where Kevin Durant wanted to be all along the Phoenix Suns.

Kevin Durant specifically asked Nets to be traded to Phoenix

On Monday afternoon, Kevin Durant and business partner Rich Kleiman had asked for a meeting. It was a somber one. Less than 24 hours earlier, the Nets had traded Kyrie Irving to the Dallas Mavericks after a whirlwind three days of action. Now Durant was repeating the words he had said on the eve of free agency last June that had turned the NBA on its side for weeks. Again, Durant told Marks he wanted to be traded. Only this time, Durant specifically asked to be traded to the Suns. The group then FaceTimed Nets owner Joe Tsai, who was at his home in San Diego, with the decision.
Kevin Durant and his longtime business partner, Rich Kleiman, will own the team in Brooklyn through their venture fund 35V. The expansion fee for Durant’s franchise was $1 million, and fees for other recent franchises were at and exceeded $3 million, according to multiple sources familiar with the deals who were not authorized to speak publicly about them.
Kevin Durant and his business partner, Rich Kleiman, celebrated their company Boardroom as well as the Brooklyn Nets’ strong start to the 2022-23 NBA season with a star-studded private party. Serena Williams, Erin Foster, Polo G and Sloane Stephens were just some of the big names who attended Durant’s VIP bash at new Italian restaurant Cucina Alba in Chelsea on Thursday night.