Steve Kerr, Golden State Warriors finalizing rich extension

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Kerr, who signed a five-year deal with Golden State in 2014, has led the Warriors to four straight NBA Finals and three championships, including two straight.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday because the deal can not be signed until Friday.

It's a win on multiple levels for the two-time defending National Basketball Association champion Warriors. The deal comes with a player option for 2019-20, so Durant can - and likely will - become a free agent again next summer.

In the postseason, Durant contributed 29 points, 7.8 rebounds and 4.7 assists in 21 games, guiding Golden State past the San Antonio Spurs, the New Orleans Pelicans, the Houston Rockets and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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The New York Times first reported Durant's intention to sign the deal.

If it all goes through by the deadline which is clocked at Friday, July 6th, it marks a terrific situation for Warriors management, who would get to keep their two-time Finals MVP, but also get some wiggle room with Durant taking $5 million less this season than he could have very well asked for. The Rockets were tantalizingly close to a trip to the NBA Finals this spring, and Paul's coming back to get over that hump.

Durant, a nine-time All-Star, averaged 26.4 points and 6.8 rebounds last season. The exact terms of his contract aren't now public, but Yahoo Sports is reporting Kerr will at least double the $5 million per year that he was making before.

Beyond the big names at the top, this is an incredibly deep free-agent class. But going to L.A. on Saturday doesn't necessarily provide any hint about his destination, since James has homes in Southern California. A person familiar with the terms says Gay has agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal to be back in silver and black next season. Grant's agent, Happy Walters, confirmed Grant's decision in a text message to The Associated Press.

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