Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin has stepped into the Thunder’s effort to convince Kevin Durant to re-sign with the Thunder this offseason, offering up a seat in her Cabinet if he returns.
Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin has stepped into the Thunder’s effort to convince Kevin Durant to re-sign this offseason, offering up a seat in her Cabinet if he returns.
Speaking at the Oklahoma Press Association’s annual convention, Fallin talked about Durant’s impact on Oklahoma and laid out her offer.
“If Kevin Durant thinks about leaving, which I hope he doesn’t—Oklahoma loves Kevin Durant, and Kevin Durant loves Oklahoma. But if he’ll stay, I’ll make him a Cabinet person for health and fitness on my Cabinet,” Fallin said via the Tulsa World.
Durant, who has spent all of his nine-year career with the Thunder, becomes a free agent on July 1 and has given no indication about his offseason plans.
The 27-year-old is expected to attract offers from a wide range of teams, including top contenders like the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs.
Durant averaged 28.2 points and 8.2 rebounds this season, being named to his seventh-straight All-Star game.