DeAndre Jordan reveals why he, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving signed with Nets and not Knicks
Jordan says he, KD and Irving ultimately signed with the Nets because of the culture general manager Sean Marks and head coach Kenny Atkinson have created.
“Not to knock the culture the Knicks are creating, but we like what Kenny’s doing and Sean’s been awesome and the organization, from top to bottom, has been great,” Jordan told Jen Chung of Gothamist.
“So you want to be a part of something like that, especially when you have a chance to play with other great players and build something.”
The Nets made the playoffs last season, while the Knicks had the worst record in the league. It’s pretty easy to see why DeAndre Jordan, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving chose the Nets over the lowly Knicks, who continue to be a walking disaster under owner James Dolan.
KD is expected to miss the entire 2019-20 season recovering from his Achilles tear. However, with Irving, Jordan, Jarrett Allen, Caris LeVert and Spencer Dinwiddie leading the charge, Brooklyn can surely be a top-three team in the East sans Durant.