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Nets’ DeAndre Jordan has NSFW response to rumors linking ‘new’ players to Kenny Atkinson dismissal

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Fans and critics slammed new Brooklyn Nets players — especially Kyrie Irving — regarding the unexpected dismissal of Kenny Atkinson on Saturday. Veteran big man DeAndre Jordan came to the players’ defense, calling the reports as nonsense.

Per Greg Joyce of the New York Post, Jordan said that they shouldn’t just single out Irving. For the one-time All-Star, there are several new players in the team and they should all put in on them and not just a single one.

“I think … whatever the reports are, are bulls—,” Jordan said Sunday after the Nets beat the Bulls 110-107 at Barclays Center. “I’m close with Kyrie, but Wilson [Chandler] is a new player, Garrett Temple’s a new player. We’re all new players. So if you’re going to say new players, put it on all eight of the new players.”

While Nets general manager Sean Marks revealed that it was a mutual decision with Atkinson to part ways, critics still pointed their fingers at Irving whom they believe is the main culprit behind the move. After all, Irving has expressed his discontent on the Nets in the past.

Either way, Jordan acknowledged that Atkinson’s dismissal is just a part of the business. For him, the former head coach did a ‘great job’ in his tenure in Brooklyn.

“I was definitely shocked. I thought Kenny did a great job with us. This is my first year with him obviously and the guys who had been here love him, so I’m sure it’s tough for them. But at the end of the day, this is a business. Coaches get fired, players get cut, traded, whatever it is. So we still have a job to do.”

After Atkinson’s firing, former Nets player Jacque Vaugn stepped up as the team’s interim coach.