Steve Kerr: Kevin Durant ‘Faded from the Group’ in Golden State

by January 09, 2020
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Kevin Durant had “faded from the group” by the end of last season, according to Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr.

“Sometimes you just have a feeling about things,” says Kerr.

Kerr adds that he never discussed KD’s looming free agency with him, and that he “totally respected” his right to bolt for the Brooklyn Nets.

Per The San Fran Chronicle:

“We could just feel it last year,” Kerr said. “He just sort of faded from the group by the end of the year. Sometimes you just have a feeling about things. We never discussed his free agency. That wasn’t my business, even though I was his coach. I was focused on that season and I wanted our whole team to focus on that season. Every effort of our staff went into whatever team we were playing.

“Whatever a player does in free agency is up to him, so I totally respected Kevin’s right to make a new path for himself in life.”

Kerr told [Yahoo’s Chris] Haynes that he was not surprised when Durant left the team.

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