The Nets announced two of their five big free-agent signings on Sunday, making the Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan deals official.
Three more signings remain: Wilson Chandler, Garrett Temple and, of course, Kevin Durant.
"The entire coaching staff is excited to have the opportunity to coach a player of Kyrie's caliber," Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson said in a press release. "He is as talented and accomplished as any point guard in our game and we are enthusiastic about integrating him and our other new roster additions into our returning core."
The 27-year-old, a six-time All-Star who went to high school in New Jersey, signed a four-year max deal worth $141 million to team up with Durant in Brooklyn. The Nets did not announce terms of the deal.
"Home is where the heart is," Irving said in an Instagram video when he revealed his intentions last week.
Irving and Durant, who announced he will sign a four-year, $161 million max contract with the Nets, reportedly knew "months ago" that they would team up with Brooklyn this offseason.
Irving, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft, averaged 23.8 points, 6.9 assists and 5.0 rebounds in 67 games with the Celtics last season.
"Kyrie is one of the NBA's elite guards and has won at the highest level," Nets GM Sean Marks said. "His championship pedigree, coupled with his gifted scoring and playmaking abilities, will make him an outstanding addition to our team. We're very excited to welcome Kyrie and his family to Brooklyn."
The Nets also announced they signed the 30-year-old Jordan, a 6-foot-11 center who averaged 11 points and 13.1 rebounds in 69 games with the Mavericks and Knicks last season.
"As a veteran center with All-NBA and All-Defensive Team honors on his resume," Marks said, "DeAndre will provide us with the type of defensive mindset, toughness and leadership that are needed to compete at the highest levels of the NBA."
Brooklyn also officially completed its trade that sent Allen Crabbe and two first-round picks to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Taurean Prince and a 2021 second-round pick.
"Taurean is an athletic frontcourt player who brings defensive toughness and versatility to our team, and we believe he'll be a strong fit in Kenny's system," Marks said of Prince, a 25-year-old forward who averaged 13.5 points and 3.6 rebounds in 55 games last year.