- Wayne Pratt is an African-American basketball coach famed as the biological father of NBA player, Kevin Durant
- The father of 4 claimed that he didn’t know how to be a father; this made him leave Kevin shortly after the birth of the basketballer
- The former high school basketball player now has a great relationship with Kevin and also supports his son’s career
Wayne Pratt has developed himself through his work as a former police officer and a high school basketball coach. Despite this, his reaching the limelight is a result of his being Kevin Durant’s father.
His son, Durant is one of the most renowned basketballers. He played for Brooklyn Nets from 2019 to 2023 before heading to Phoenix Suns. The younger Durant is also a 2x NBA champion and with other NBA recognitions such as an MVP, All-Star, and NBA scoring champion.
Kevin Durant’s Father’s Age and Life Before Fame
Wayne Pratt is about 57 years old. While his exact date of birth is not known, he had Kevin when he was 22 years old and left when he was 23 while his NBA player son was almost a year old.
Since Kevin Durant was born on 29 September 1988, Wayne may have been born around 1966 and is currently 57 years old.
Pratt hails from Washington D.C. and belongs to the African-American ethnicity. He attended Potomac High School in Maryland. At the school, Pratt played basketball.
This same school was attended by notable basketball stars such as Dante Cunningham and Monty Williams.
Wayne Pratt’s Career
Kevin Durant’s father is a consultant, a high school basketball coach, and a former police officer.
Pratt started his job as a police officer at MedStar Health in Washington DC Metro Area from 1992 to 2002. He also worked in the U.S. Capital Police for about 11 years.
After his police career ended, Wayne Pratt moved to become a consultant and a high school basketball coach. In this aspect of his life, it has been revealed that he worked at Friendship Collegiate Academy, a public school in Washington D.C.
It has also been revealed by some sources that he also took a job at a sports and wellness center, St. James which is located in Springfield, Virginia.
Pratt’s career in basketball has been fueled by his love for the sport since an early age. He played the game even before the birth of his famous NBA player son, Kevin.
In fact, it has been revealed that Wayne’s interest in basketball started at an early age. He played the game while attending Potomac High School.
How Rich is Wayne Pratt?
The father of 4’s net worth is estimated at nothing less than $100,000. While this worth has not been ascertained, it is a fact that he worked as a law enforcement officer for more than 2 decades from 1992 to 2013.
While his salary at the time he was in service remains shadowy, he worked mostly in Washington DC. According to Forbes, the average salary of a police officer in Washington is $80,200 annually.
Even though this salary may be lower at the time he was still a cop, going by the annual salary report aforementioned, he may have earned about $1.6 million in his 21 years of service.
Why Did Kevin Durant’s Father Leave?
Wayne Pratt left Kevin Durant even before the NBA player turned a year old. At the time Pratt was 23 years old and despite being a father biologically, he reported that he didn’t know how to actually be a father beyond that.
Pratt never grew up with his own father and somehow, it affected him so much that he was not sure of how to raise his own children.
According to Jukebugs.com, the high school basketball coach has also revealed that his young age contributed to his quitting on his family. Other causes according to him were immaturity, selfishness, and lack of knowledge with respect to what he was getting himself into.
Does Kevin Durant Have a Relationship with His Father?
Wayne Pratt and Kevin Durant share a close relationship. Pratt returned to his children’s lives at a time when his oldest son Kevin was 15 while Kevin was 13.
From all that is plastered on pages on the internet, Pratt is a good father who goes beyond standing as just a father but also as a friend and confidant in personal and professional issues.
One of their most memorable display of relationship was when Durant spoke to a team coached by his father in 2011.
Kevin has attested to their closeness and has spoken about how his father was special. In fact, Pratt has been present in the rise to fame of his son, and at the time Durant turned 30, his father penned his greatest memories of his son.
He’s been present in many games and where many key decisions are made with respect to Durant’s career. Also, Wayne was involved in helping his son make a decision to move to Brooklyn Nets.
Pratt’s Wife and Children
The former police officer has been married twice and has 4 children – Anthony “Tony” Durant, Kevin Durant, Rayvonne Pratt, and Brianna Pratt.
Pratt is reportedly married to an unknown woman with whom he shares his 2 youngest children – a son named Rayvonne and a daughter, Brianna.
He was earlier married to Wanda Durant, also known as Mama Durant. She is an American businesswoman, philanthropist, and founder of Hope, Dream, Believe, and Achieve (HDBA, LLC).
Pratt and Wanda were together at a young age. They had their first child Tony in 1986 when Wanda was 19 and Pratt was about 20 years old. two years later in 1988, they had their second child, Kevin.
The union lasted only a few years before it ended in 1989 after Pratt left.