Kevin Durant will announce his NBA free agency decision tonight on his sports show, The Boardroom. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Durant is prepared to make the announcement as soon as free agency starts via The Boardroom Instagram page.
“Source: Kevin Durant will announce his free agent decision tonight on his company owned sports business network: [The Boardroom] ,” Wojnarowski tweeted.
What is The Boardroom? Durant partnered with ESPN+ to create a docu-series that covers a wide range of sports topics. So far, it has been labeled a six-episode series on ESPN.
“Kevin and I are looking to tell compelling stories with every Thirty Five Media project, and The Boardroom exemplifies that,” Durant’s business manager Rich Kleiman said via a press release. “Each episode will feature topics that are top of mind for all sports fans in the form of candid conversations you can’t find anywhere else.”
Here is how a 2018 ESPN press release described The Boardroom project.
ESPN and Thirty Five Media, owned by NBA star Kevin Durant and business partner Rich Kleiman, today announced they are teaming up to create The Boardroom – a new project that will examine the ins and outs of sports business and illuminate the world of sports far beyond what fans ordinarily see.
The Boardroom will bring fans behind the scenes of the modern boardroom, showcasing the evolution of sports business through the minds of athletes, sports executives and tech moguls alike. Each episode will focus on a broad theme, with topics ranging from team ownership to player development and the business of social media.
The Knicks, Nets, Clippers & Warriors Have Been Listed as the 4 Favorites to Sign Kevin Durant
Along with re-signing with the Warriors, Durant’s top potential suitors include the Knicks, Nets and Clippers. The Athletic reported that Durant was expected to host meetings this weekend in New York.
Warriors President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Bob Myers, fresh off his new contract extension, is tentatively scheduled to travel to New York over the weekend, where Durant and his inner circle are located, league sources told The Athletic. Other teams, such as the Knicks, Nets and Clippers, could speak with Durant, too. The Knicks have other free agency meetings set in Los Angeles during the week, according to sources.
Given how quickly a decision is expected, it will be interesting to see if Durant still hosts meetings with the four franchises. Based on league rules, the team meetings cannot technically start until 6 p.m. Eastern.