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KD wants to be part of Seattle expansion team: 'I believe it will be back'

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Phoenix Suns star Kevin Durant would relish the opportunity to return to Seattle should the city ever receive an NBA expansion team.

Durant, who began his career with the Seattle SuperSonics before the team relocated to Oklahoma City in 2008, was asked during an interview with business partner Rich Kleiman for Boardroom if he'd want to be a part of a potential expansion franchise there.

"Without a doubt, without a doubt," he replied. "I feel like that franchise, for one, is an iconic brand within the NBA. I feel like that market is a basketball market that needs the influence of an NBA team in that city."

NBA commissioner Adam Silver has indicated that the league is interested in adding new franchises but hasn't committed to a timetable for expansion. If and when it happens, Durant is confident that Seattle will be among the cities getting a new team.

"I believe it will be back," Durant said. "I believe it will be part of expansion in the league, and to help run the team and help guide the team as they come back into the league, I would absolutely love that. When I retire, obviously, that's a dream come true."

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