The Washington Wizards just got one step closer to Kevin Durant.
According to a report, the Wizards have hired David Adkins as player development assistant. That’s the same David Adkins, who coached a teenage Kevin Durant at Montrose Christian high school in KD’s hometown of Washington D.C.
Does this move help set the Wizards up for a 2016 free agency run at Durant? It sure seems like it.
LeBron James just left the Miami Heat to go back home to Ohio and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Would Durant consider doing the same? If so, he would join a budding Wizkids’ core of John Wall, Bradley Beal, Marcin Gortat, and Nene Hilario if they’re still intact two years from now.
Interestingly enough, Adkins, 50, has been an assistant under Brenda Frese with the University of Maryland women’s basketball team for the past five years, before being hired by the Wizards. Last season, he helped lead the Terrapins women’s squad to the 2014 NCAA Final Four.
Helping land KD in two years would, of course, be Adkins’ greatest accomplishment.