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Kevin Durant: Nets organization ‘has the championship mindset’

NBA: Preseason-Toronto Raptors at Brooklyn Nets Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports

“They already got their sh*t in order.”

When Kevin Durant was looking to sign with the Brooklyn Nets he had it in mind that he’d bring that championship mentality from the Golden State Warriors to Brooklyn. But, little did he know, they already had their “sh*t in order.”

Durant told Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles of the Player’s Tribune podcast Knuckleheads that he was impressed by the Nets front office.

“Once I got into Brooklyn I had this view on how I wanted to approach this,” he told Richardson and Miles. “And I was like I had to totally throw that out the door because they got the championship mindset already.”


It was in fact Durant’s second explanation of his reasoning in two days.

“I just liked the organization as far as the direction they were going in — a bunch of young guys that played in the playoffs before,” Durant told Serge Ibaka on his cooking show. “The Knicks players, they‘re good young players but they still need more experience to match where I was in my career. It was nothing major against the Knicks. I just think Brooklyn is further along in the process of being a contender.”

Meanwhile, the Post reported that KD has taken another step to making New York home. The Post reports that his Thirty-Five Ventures is leasing the penthouse at the newly developed 112 Seventh Ave. building on the southwest corner of West 17th St.

On Tuesday at team practice Kyrie Irving spoke about playing in the “heart of basketball.”

Well the heart of basketball beats on Wednesday night when the talk turns into action, with the Nets kicking off the 2019-20 season in Brooklyn against the Timberwolves.

Let’s get it.