Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving

Sports media The Athletic recently reported that Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving never connected with Brooklyn Nets coach Kenny Atkinson and there was a growing belief that they did not have interest in playing for him when this team is whole again next season.

Considering that Irving and Durant are the superstars of the team, their opinion on the coach had a vital impact on the team’s decision to release Atkinson before the end of the season.