Sean Marks Holds News Conference To Address Nets Coaching Drama

Brooklyn Nets GM Sean Marks faced the media today to answer to the latest drama surrounding his team. 

So was Kevin Durant's offseason demand to get Steve Nash fired a factor in the team's decision to let him go today? 

"Zero. There was zero input from any of the players on this... The players were not consulted. They were told ahead of time." He added that he and Nash had discussed the move over the last 7-10 days and that the coach told him last night, “they’re not responding to me."

"I'm certainly not proud of the situation we find ourselves in," continued Marks.

He was asked point blank if Ime Udoka is being hired as the next head coach. 

He answered "absolutely not" on Udoka or anyone else being selected as the new coach. Of course, they also said they were not trading James Harden last year. 

As for the ongoing Kyrie Irving disaster, Marks evaded a question of why the Nets haven't disciplined him for his hateful promotion of an antisemitic film. "Conversations are ongoing internally," was his response.

And while the team is having conversations with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), he ignored the question of whether Irving is.  

Marks will have to face the music once again and have plenty more questions to answer once the inevitable announcement is made of the suspended Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka taking over in Brooklyn. Udoka was put on ice for the full season in Boston after being found to have partaken in inappropriate sexual conduct.

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