On Monday, the Brooklyn Nets announced in a joint statement with Kevin Durant’s media company, Boardroom, that the superstar forward and his agent, Rich Kleiman, sat down and came to an agreement with Nets owner Joe Tsai, general manager Sean Marks, and head coach Steve Nash in Los Angeles that he is staying with the team.
“We have agreed to move forward with our partnership,” Marks said.
“We are focusing on basketball with one collective goal in mind: to build a lasting franchise to bring a championship to Brooklyn,” Marks added.
Before he decided to remain with the team, Durant twice requested a trade in the aftermath of Kyrie Irving’s contract negotiations.
These discussions led to Irving opting into the final year of his contract worth $36.5 million this upcoming season instead of inking a new long-term contract that gives him security in Brooklyn.
According to reports, Durant officially requested a trade on June 30, then met with Tsai in London two weeks ago and told the Nets governor to trade him or fire both Marks and Nash.