The Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant holds the Finals MVP trophy after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers, 129-120, in Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, June 12, 2017.

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Kevin Durant Is Bringing 'The Boardroom' To ESPN

September 25, 2018

Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant and his company Thirty Five Media is bringing a new show to ESPN. The Boardroom will give viewers a behind the scenes take on what goes on the business side of sports, according to The Source.

The show is hosted by ESPN's Jay Williams with Jordan Schultz will serve as a correspondent. Kevin Ota of ESPN MediaZone says the show will "bring fans behind the scenes of the modern boardroom, showcasing the evolution of sports business through the minds of athletes, sports executives and tech moguls alike,"

Williams tweeted a photo of members of The Boardroom, saying ESPN will "blow people away about the business of social media."

Durant says he is excited to "partner with ESPN for this series" and that he's "looking forward to bringing fans insights from some of the greatest minds in the sports business world and show how athletes and thought leaders are changing the game."

Durant's partner at Thirty Five Media, Rich Kleiman will also executive produce the show along with the two-time NBA Finals MVP.

"Kevin and I are looking to tell compelling stories with every Thirty-Five Media project, and The Boardroom exemplifies that," Kleiman adds. "Each episode will feature topics that are top of mind for all sports fans in the form of candid conversations you can’t find anywhere else."

Financial terms of the deal were not immediately made public.