Kevin Durant is a Washington DC native, and while everyone was lapping up the LeBron James “transaction” last week when he left Miami for Cleveland, a much quieter, shrewder NBA move happened in the nation’s capital: The Wizards added David Adkins as an assistant coach to the staff. Official title: “player development assistant.”
Not because Adkins, 50, spent the last five years as an assistant coach for the University of Maryland women’s basketball team.
But because he’s a longtime assistant high school basketball coach, and the best player he ever coached at Montrose Christian was Kevin Durant.
You can do the math here, or get Jay-Z to help you.
The Wizards already have one of the best young backcourts in the NBA, and by 2016, John Wall will only be 26 (entering his prime) and Bradley Beal will only be 23 (approaching his prime). A lot can happen between now and 2016, but Kevin Durant turns 28 in September 2016, and could be the best player in the NBA at that point, perhaps passing LeBron.
Dare to dream, Wizards fans?
This year’s Summer of LeBron was a blast, and there’s a slim chance we do it all again next July. But 2016? Assuming LeBron remains happy in Cleveland and the Cavs have reached the Finals (or won one), it’ll be all about Kevin Durant.
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