NBA News Roundup, Thursday, September 19th: Washington Wizards won't sign a replacement for Isaiah Thomas, Kevin Durant 'wasn't feeling' Steve Kerr in Golden State and more
#3 Kevin Durant and Steve Kerr's relationship was 'not good'
Before signing with the Brooklyn Nets in free agency, Kevin Durant spent three years playing under Steve Kerr for the Golden State Warriors. During that period, the Warriors made three straight trips to the NBA Finals - winning the title in 2017 and 2018.
Nevertheless, ESPN's Stephen A. Smith has previously claimed that Durant didn't enjoy playing under Kerr, and the analyst doubled down on his comments during yesterday's episode of First Take.
KD's relationship with Steve Kerr was not good. And I'm not saying Steve Kerr did anything. And I'm not saying there was some fallout or anything that happened. From what I was told, KD was not feeling Steve Kerr at all. At all. To the point where, that's why you saw Bob Myers around him.
Durant will now be hoping to compete for a title alongside Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan, while Kerr will refocus around the trio of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green.