Warriors GM Bob Myers will give Durant new deal he wants
NBA.com Global on Jun 12, 2018 08:20 AM
OAKLAND, CA - May 1: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors talks with the media after Game Two of Round Two of the 2018 NBA Playoffs against the New Orleans Pelicans on May 1, 2018 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
By Janie McCauley, Associated Press
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Warriors general manager Bob Myers expects swift negotiations to re-sign two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant and coach Steve Kerr.
Durant could sign for as long as four years and about $160 million, and Myers is prepared to give him “whatever he wants.”
Myers says: “I’d love to have him 10 years. He’s earned the right to sign whatever deal he wants. ... That shouldn’t be a long negotiation.”
Kerr has one year remaining on his original five-year contract, so he would receive a multiyear extension — and Kerr wants to coach Golden State for the long haul, perhaps for another decade if he can.
Myers wants to keep as much of the core of the two-time defending champions intact while also realizing the Warriors will be a younger team without the same veteran presence.
Key reserve David West is contemplating retirement.