Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant says the primary reason he requested a trade in July was because of the team's lack of accountability and preparation in practices under former head coach Steve Nash.

"It wasn't difficult at all to request a trade because it was about ball," Durant told Bleacher Report's Chris Haynes. "I went to them and was like, 'Yo, I don't like how we are preparing. I don't like shootarounds. I like practices. I need more. I want to work on more shit. Hold me accountable. Get on my ass in film if that's going to help you get on everybody else's head. I want to do more closeouts. I want to work on more shell drills at practice.'"

The Nets parted ways with Nash after a 2-5 start to the season and promoted Jacque Vaughn from assistant to head coach.