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Kyrie Irving didn’t single-handedly get Kenny Atkinson fired, but his fingerprints are all over Nets’ drama

Kyrie Irving didn't single-handedly get Kenny Atkinson fired, but his fingerprints are all over Nets' drama

The Brooklyn Nets fired coach Kenny Atkinson on Saturday morning. You’re hearing the normal euphemisms, of course, that they “parted ways” and even that the decision was a “mutual” one between Atkinson and the team, particularly general manager Sean Marks. Frame it how you want. They fired him. And Kyrie …

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Report: Kenny Atkinson Didn’t Want to Coach Nets’ Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving | Bleacher Report

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) and head coach Kenny Atkinson, left, stand on the court in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Brandon Dill/Associated Press Kenny Atkinson was looking for an exit and received his wish when he and the Brooklyn Nets agreed to part ways Saturday. According to Yahoo Sports’ Vincent Goodwill, Atkinson struggled to mesh with the team’s two biggest offseason acquisitions, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. Goodwill’s sources said the coach “wasn’t …

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