Atkinson Irving Nets

Kyrie Irving did not respect former Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post.

Per several reports, Atkinson was not on the same page with the Nets superstars Irving and Kevin Durant and that’s why he was forced to part ways with Brooklyn.

“According to one NBA coaching source, Atkinson’s game management in the final five minutes was not exemplary. Always known as a developer of young talent, Atkinson wasn’t keen on making enough X’s and O’s adjustments midstream. The same source said Kyrie Irving didn’t treat Atkinson with nearly enough respect,” Berman reports.