Monty Williams has already made a strong connection with Kevin Durant in his first season as an assistant coach with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Williams has reportedly "penetrated Durant's circumspect venner."
"When he talks to Monty," the person said, "he's like a little kid talking to his father. He stares at him, listens to every word he says."
Durant has also appeared to be engaged by Oklahoma City's new offense.
"New system, new coach," Durant said this week. "Feels like a new era of basketball."