Steve Kerr: ‘I’m on board to get the league back in Seattle’

Warriors to meet the Kings on Oct. 5 at KeyArena for preseason game

Karl Buscheck
August 09, 2018 - 10:59 am

The back-to-back champ Warriors will be at KeyArena on Oct. 5, the former home of the Seattle SuperSonics. The preseason trip promises to be a special moment for Kevin Durant, who began his professional voyage in the one-time NBA city.

Head coach Steve Kerr joined Dave “Softy” Mahler and Dick Fain on 950 AM KJR Seattle Sports Radio on Wednesday to discuss that upcoming exhibition. Asked if there were any creative plans, like letting KD don SuperSonics warm-ups, Kerr instead expressed support for the NBA to return to Seattle.

“Well, it’s a basketball town. It reminds me a little bit of Oakland,” Kerr said. “When I used to play in the league, Seattle was one of those places where you walk into the arena and you feel that energy — just like at Oracle.”

The Sonics departed Seattle, heading to Oklahoma City for the 2008-09 season.

“You walk in, you feel the energy. And that’s what I expect to feel that night. Seattle’s a basketball town. The city has produced so many great players. They love their Sonics. They love their NBA.”

“So, I’m excited that we’re going to be in there. I can’t wait to feel the atmosphere and I’m on board to get the league back in  Seattle. I hope it can happen and I hope this is maybe something that can help clear that path.”

Jump to the 18:20 mark in the podcast below to hear Kerr’s full thoughts on the Seattle situation:

Comments ()