Western Notes: Terry, Durant, Green

Despite interviewing for the vacant coaching position at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, Rockets guard Jason Terry would like to continue his playing career beyond this season, Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News relays. When asked if he would retire at the end of the season, Terry said, “No, not at all – unless there’s just an outrageous opportunity that presents itself in the coaching world. Other than that, my goal is to play two more years. So you’ll see a lot more of me.

Terry also noted that he would be open to a return to the Mavericks, but added that his first priority would be finding a team that has a legitimate shot at winning an NBA crown, Sefko writes. “If the opportunity presents itself, it’s something I’ll look at it,” Terry said of a potential return to Dallas. “But obviously, over the last month or two, I’ve been getting approached in all facets of the sports world and so, I’m just keeping my options open, understanding that I’m getting toward the end. I would like to win another championship and then go into coaching. That’s my passion.

Here’s more from out West:

  • Kevin Durant is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and the Thunder will dramatically increase their chances of re-signing him if they win the NBA title this season, former teammate Kendrick Perkins tells Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe (Twitter links). “It’s a possibility. I think it all determines on what happens in these playoffs,” Perkins said regarding Durant’s potential return to Oklahoma City. “They win it all, [Durant] can’t leave [OKC] in my opinion. But if they don’t, it might be time for a change.”
  • There has been some debate about what Draymond Green‘s ideal position should be, but Warriors GM Bob Myers says all that matters is winning, not labeling players, Washburn writes in a separate piece. “I don’t know what position Draymond Green should play,” Myers said. “Is he a better 5, 4, or 3? Who knows? Who cares? He helps you win. Stephen Curry is just a basketball player who has developed a weapon that’s hard to defend. That’s the question that everybody is asking. What does [Green or Curry] do? The answer is that he wins. I think sometimes in our position, we lose sight of that skill. Winning is a skill. We need to put more emphasis on players who win. It doesn’t matter how they do it.

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