The Brooklyn Nets and head coach Kenny Atkinson parted ways Saturday, creating an opening for potentially one of the NBA’s best teams next season.

With Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant expected to return from their respective injuries, Brooklyn has a chance to be among the top Eastern Conference contenders.

Who will be leading the Nets from the bench in the 2020-2021 season?

There’s a good chance it’ll be a coach that already has a connection to one of Brooklyn’s superstars.

RELATED: Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving Did Play a Role in Getting Kenny Atkinson Fired

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Durant and Irving recently led the charge in getting head coach Kenny Atkinson fired by the team.

It was believed that Durant and Kyrie didn’t see Atkinson as a championship-caliber head coach and recently called him out in a meeting.

During an appearance on the Glue Guys podcast, Charania expounded on what Durant’s role was in all of this.

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