The Brooklyn Nets and Steve Nash’s decision to part ways on Tuesday "shocked" Kevin Durant, the sharpshooter said following the team’s 108-99 loss to the Chicago Bulls.
Jacque Vaughn was named the interim coach replacing Nash for the game, and Durant was among those who was asked about the departure.
"You're always shocked when a move like this happens," Durant said, via ESPN. "But it's normal in the NBA. It's about getting ready for the game tonight. It's a quick turn always in the league, especially during the season. You've got practice, games coming up, so you can't think too much about it. It was on my mind for a little bit today."
Durant, who scored 32 points on 9-of-16 shooting, added: "I mean, let's be real. We're pros. We're veterans. You know, we had a tough start a rocky year, last year, rocky summer. We knew that everybody was being evaluated. That's just how it is in the league."
Joe Harris added he was a bit surprised the decision was made seven games into the season.