Another wrinkle has been added to the Kevin Durant trade saga. After requesting a trade ahead of NBA free agency from the Brooklyn Nets, Durant has taken things to another level. He has essentially given the organization an ultimatum, saying it is him or general manager Sean Marks and head coach Steve Nash.
Durant no longer has faith in that duo leading the Nets to the level that he wants to achieve and would like to see some changes made. If Marks and Nash are not relieved of their duties, then there is no way that Durant will return to the team.
Rarely do ultimatums like that work. More than likely, Durant will be traded before the Nets make a drastic move such as reshaping their front office and coaching staff. Nash is also the person that Durant and Kyrie Irving helped hand pick after they could not get on the same page with Kenny Atkinson, who was head coach when they signed.