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Warriors president Bob Myers admits he ‘was sad’ when Kevin Durant told him he was leaving

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Golden State Warriors president Bob Myers admitted the obvious on Monday, saying he “was sad” when Kevin Durant told him he wasn’t coming back to the Warriors.

Myers says he had a two-hour meeting with Durant in New York City. The two talked about life and basketball. The Warriors’ architect says he’s going to miss Durant as a person and basketball player:

Kevin Durant signed a four-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets, ending his three-year run with the Warriors. It sounds like Bob Myers and Durant didn’t end their relationship on bad terms, though, putting an end to the rumors that the two-time Finals MVP was upset with Myers and the Warriors in terms of how they managed his calf injury, which eventually led to the Achilles tear.

In 208 regular-season games with the Warriors, Durant averaged 26.0 points, 6.4 rebounds and 5.9 assists while shooting 52.1 percent from the field, 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 88.5 percent from the free-throw line. KD played in 48 playoff games with the Dubs. The future Hall of Famer put up 29.6 points per game in those contests and helped Golden State win back-to-back championships.

Owner Joe Lacob has already said the franchise is going to retire Durant’s No. 35 jersey. The 10-time All-Star is widely expected to miss the entire 2019-20 season recovering from the Achilles tear. Whenever Durant plays his first game at the Chase Center, you can expect the fans to give him a standing ovation.