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They came up short in the NBA Finals, but the success of the Oklahoma City Thunder is just starting -- that is, if they can re-sign restricted free agents James Harden and Serge Ibaka. Harden and Ibaka were two keys to Oklahoma City's run to the NBA Finals this past season, but they are now both free agents. As restricted free agents, Oklahoma City has the chance to keep them, but should the Thunder lock up Harden and Ibaka? Just Harden? Ibaka? The answer is yes -- to both. General manager Scott Presti needs to keep Harden and Ibaka in...
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden is sitting in a weird place right now. The bearded one was nothing short of remarkable during the regular season all-the-way-through the Western Conference finals.
Then in the NBA finals he crapped out.
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The reigning Sixth Man of the Year said that even if he becomes a free agent after next season, he wants to stay with the Thunder, saying, "A dynasty is being built here."
Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks says he hopes to meet with team chairman Clay Bennett and general manager Sam Presti in ''the next couple of days'' to discuss a new contract.
Brooks pointed out Saturday that no one has had down time since training camp started in early December, following the lockout that condensed the season.
Brooks' deal is set to...
James Harden plans to sign a multi-year extension with the Thunder.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- By keeping largely the same group together and building over time, the Oklahoma City Thunder climbed from the bottom of the league to the NBA Finals. They were so close to the pinnacle. Now it gets only more difficult to keep all the pieces in place to try to finish the job. The Thunder enter the offseason with coach Scott Brooks' contract about to expire, Sixth...
OKLAHOMA CITY -- General manager Sam Presti dismissed reports that 11-time NBA champion Phil Jackson or former New York Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy could be the next coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder, saying an extension with Scott Brooks is a top priority. "To me, it's rubbish," Presti said when asked about an ESPN report that Jackson and Van Gundy were being considered...
Sam Presti expressed his desire to bring back Scott Brooks.
Let's just get this out of the way before the NBA offseason gets any further along:
Phil Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy's name will be floated about with any present and future head coaching vacancies until they officially sign on the dotted line.
No one knows this more lately than the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Since losing to the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals and in full force over...
Before we look ahead, lets take one last look back at the 2012 NBA finals.
2012 NBA Finals Recap
Look, I was just happy once the 2012 NBA Finals finally started. It was one thing for every national sportswriter, blogger, Governor, and late-night TV host to offer their fly-on-the-wall predictions. And it was entirely another for every Hollywood Celebrity, family member, and professional colleague to throw down their own gauntlet. But once my 85 year old...