Durant’s responds to the firing of his coach of 7 seasons
When Scott Brooks was named the interim head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder in the early days of the 2008 season, Kevin Durant was a second year player, coming off a promising rookie season in which he was named the 2007-2008 Rookie of the Year.
Since then, Durant, who was soon joined by top tier NBA players Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Serge Ibaka, would enjoy as much success as he could’ve hoped for, including consecutive 50-win seasons, multiple scoring titles, NBA All-Pro honors, and the 2013-2014 NBA MVP award. Everything but the Larry O’Brien trophy. So, it’s understandable why he posted this sentimental message about the firing of Brooks, who was relieved of his duties earlier today.
Kevin Durant says he “100 percent” supports OKC’s decision to fire Brooks and looks forward to the future in OKC – pic.twitter.com/h2NZKncDh8
— Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry) April 22, 2015
There are two interesting things of note embedded in Durant’s emotional note. First, this tidbit: “While I support our team’s decision 100%,” and second: “[I] look forward to the upcoming season and the future in OKC.” It’s a valiant effort by Durant to convey to the public that he’s loyal to the franchise not only now, but in the coming years. Of course, minds change, but don’t print those Wizards jerseys out just yet.