Kevin Durant stays with the Brooklyn Nets

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Kevin Durant stays with the Brooklyn Nets

Where will Kevin Durant land? The question will have served as a soap opera all summer but finally, the change of scenery is no longer on the agenda. In a statement on Tuesday, general manager Sean Marks, coach Steve Nash and franchise owner Joe Tsai said they had met Kevin Durant and his agent Rich Kleiman in Los Angeles on Monday. An agreement has been reached to continue our collaboration. We are now focused on a collective goal: to build a lasting franchise to bring a title to Brooklyn. »

Miami, Memphis, Toronto and Boston were interested in Durant

The drama seems over. He started at the end of June when the 2014 MVP, twice titled with Golden State, had asked to leave the Nets after three seasons together (James Harden had left the team during the season, heading to Philadelphia). Aged 33, and with another four years of contract, Durant had very badly swallowed the elimination in the first round of the play-offs against Boston (0-4).

On August 8, several media had announced a possible blackmail of the star who was ready to stay in New York, on condition that Steve Nash and Sean Marks go. Fifteen days later, the entente cordiale reappeared. Neither Miami, nor Memphis, nor Toronto, nor Boston will recover “KD”. At least not this summer.

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