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Sam Presti expressed his desire to bring back Scott Brooks.
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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."
Rumors had been swirling around that the Oklahoma City Thunder may have been interested in Jeff Van Gundy and Phil Jackson to be their next coach if they’re unable to re-sign Scott Brooks to an extension. Thunder GM Sam Presti shot down the rumors, calling them “rubbish.”
He tells the Oklahoman:
“To me, it’s rubbish,’ said Presti, the Thunder’s general manager,...
Andy FlintRussell Westbrook, the point guard of the Oklahoma City Thunder, is widely regarded as one of today’s most dynamic players. When the man is on, there’s no stopping him. The young sensation from Long Beach can maneuver through defenders and finger roll the ball into the basket with the kind of grace and athleticism that Allen Iverson used to possess. Unfortunately...
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...
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...
James Harden plans to sign a multi-year extension with the Thunder.
Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, and Derrick Rose will be featured on the cover of NBA 2K13.
Via 2K Sports:
In their young but impressive careers, Rose, Durant and Griffin have each taken the NBA by storm. All three are past winners of the NBA Rookie of the Year award, and have also amassed eight All-Star berths, three scoring titles, and one Most Valuable Player award between them...
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.
Before the NBA Finals started, most people were in agreement that the Oklahoma City Thunder needed James Harden to win a title. Now that his first Finals appearance was anything but a success, many are wondering what his worth is to the Thunder and if he should even be a part of their future if it comes down to Oklahoma City having to choose between re-signing Harden or Serge...
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...
If you watched any of NBA TV yesterday, you probably noticed it was non-stop Miami Heat championship parade and pep-rally coverage. Of course, to the victor, goes the spoils as Heat players, coaches, and staff were on hand for the fans as they celebrated Miami' second title in franchise history.
But what about the Oklahoma City Thunder? Sure they may have come up short in the...