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After playing 10 seasons in the NBA, Scott Brooks decided to go into the coaching field. After being the Oklahoma City Thunder’s coach for the past few years, he’s already found himself in a good place. He’s won Coach of the Year and he now has a chance to win an NBA title for his team, led by young stars in Kevin Durant, James Harden and Russell Westbrook.
Brooks is in the last year of his contract, is it expires once this series with the Miami Heat is over. The Thunder are hoping to reach an extension with one of the youngest coaches in the league (46). According to Yahoo! Sports, OKC did offer him a three-year extension. However, Brooks is in no rush to sign, so he declined.
Brooks is still working to solidify his own future as Oklahoma City coach. GM Sam Presti wants him back when his contract expires at the end of the Finals, but league sources say Presti has offered a three-year deal worth just under $11 million that Brooks and his agent weren’t willing to accept in the past. They’ve set aside talks for the playoffs, and compromise could come with a guaranteed fourth year.
Brooks has taken a 23-win team to an Finals-contender and probably the best team in the Western Conference for the next decade. He has a record of 174-125 and looks to keep getting success.
He’s more than likely to sign with OKC this off-season and he just might get that fourth year added in as well.
First things first: they have to beat the Heat. With a three-game road-trip there now and tied with them at 1-1, we’ll see how they do. It’s going to be a big test coming for Brooks and his team.
Looks to be a good one.
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