Golden board: Durant, Bird, Azzi helping lead USA Basketball
By TIM REYNOLDS
AP Basketball Writer
When Kevin Durant was asked about the notion of him and some other Olympic gold medalists potentially getting seats on USA Basketball’s Board of Directors, he liked the idea. But on one condition: He didn’t want the seats to be honorary. Durant hasn’t decided yet if he’ll play for the U.S. at the World Cup this summer, and it’s still unknown if he’ll play at the 2024 Paris Olympics. But he’ll be one of the people continuing to shape policy for the governing body for basketball in this country during that span. He’s one of five gold medalists currently serving on USA Basketball’s board, with athletes getting a louder voice now than ever before.