Kevin Durant Will  remain with Brooklyn Nets

Kevin Durant will stay with the Brooklyn Nets franchise, general manager Sean Marks said on Tuesday.

"Steve Nash and I, together with Joe Tsai and Clara Wu Tsai, met with Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman in Los Angeles yesterday," Marks said.

"We have agreed to move forward with our partnership.” Marks added.

"We are focusing on basketball, with one collective goal in mind: build a lasting franchise to bring a championship to Brooklyn." He also added.

Brooklyn finished last season 44-38 and was swept in the first round of the playoffs by the eventual Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics.

The two-time NBA champion signed an extension with Brooklyn last off-season and is under contract through the 2025-26 season.

The Nets start the 2022-23 regular season at home against the New Orleans Pelicans on October 19.