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Report: Kyrie Irving ‘hates’ Nets leadership, feels that Steve Nash is ‘terrible’ and Sean Marks is ‘bad’

Kyrie Irving and Steve Nash
Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

It was recently reported that Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant is unhappy with the team’s leadership.

As it turns out, he may not be the only one. It sounds like star guard Kyrie Irving has similar feelings when it comes to Nets general manager Sean Marks and head coach Steve Nash.

“Kyrie Irving hates these guys,” a source close to the Nets organization told Mark W. Sanchez and Josh Kosman of the New York Post. “He feels that Nash is terrible and Marks is bad.”

It certainly isn’t a great look for the Nets organization. Durant and Irving aren’t exactly known as easy players to keep happy, but if both stars are indeed displeased with Nets leadership, that may be a good indication that something is wrong at the top.

Ultimately, only time will tell if Durant and Irving find themselves with the Nets when the 2022-23 regular season begins. It’s going to be a pivotal few months for the organization.

Irving appeared in just 29 games in the 2021-22 regular season. He averaged 27.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game while shooting 46.9 percent from the field and 41.8 percent from beyond the arc.

Durant, meanwhile, appeared in 55 games. He went for 29.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and 6.4 assists per game while knocking down 51.8 percent of his shots from the field and 38.3 percent of his shots from deep.

The Nets, of course, had a brutal 2021-22 season, and it came to an end in the first round of the playoffs at the hands of the Boston Celtics. If the team loses Durant and Irving in the near future, the 2022-23 season probably won’t go much better for Brooklyn.


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