Despite the news of Kevin Durant’s devastating departure from OKC, the Thunder front-office put out a classy statement thanking the future Hall of Famer for his contributions.
Owner Clay Bennett says that KD made a profoud impact on and off the court in OKC.
Statements from Thunder Chairman Clay Bennett and GM Sam Presti. https://t.co/hzsssVQTHF
— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) July 4, 2016
Durant, 27, spent nine seasons with the Thunder, and leaves for the juggernaut Golden State Warriors with career averages of 27.4 points and seven rebounds.
From the press release:
Thunder Chairman Clayton I. Bennett: “Kevin’s contributions to our organization during his nine years were profound, on and off the court. He helped the Thunder grow and succeed in immeasurable ways and impacted the community just the same. We thank him for his leadership, his play, and how he represented Oklahoma City and the entire state of Oklahoma.”
Thunder Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti: “Kevin made an indelible mark on the Thunder organization and the state of Oklahoma as a founding father of this franchise. We can’t adequately articulate what he meant to the foundation of this franchise and our success. While clearly disappointing that he has chosen to move on, the core values that he helped establish only lead to us thanking him for the many tangible and intangible ways that he helped our program.”