Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin does not want to see Kevin Durant leave the Oklahoma City Thunder anytime soon, going so far as to offer the star a cabinet position if he stays with OKC for the next basketball season.
“Oklahoma loves Kevin Durant, and Kevin Durant loves Oklahoma,” Fallin said. “If he’ll stay, I’ll make him a Cabinet person for health and fitness on my Cabinet.”
KD will be an unrestricted free agent July 1, which makes him fair game for any team to snatch up for next season. However, the player also has options on their existing contracts that may impact their choices.
ESPN notes that while it’s likely Durant will renew his contract with OKC on a two-year max deal with an opt-out clause for the summer of 2017, he is “widely expected to take a handful of face-to-face recruiting meetings with a select group of interested teams,” such as the Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs.
We’re not entirely sure that a civil-service position is as enticing as a multi-million dollar contract, but kudos to Gov. Fallin for her engagement and admiration for the sports star.