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SAM PRESTI RUMORS & GOSSIP

Thunder Join 76ers In Opposing Lottery Reform

The Oklahoma City Thunder have joined the Philadelphia 76ers in opposing the NBA's proposed changes to the draft lottery system. Sam Presti has attempted to warn other small-market executives that changing the system is a risky proposition for their franchises. Uner the proposed new system, the worst four teams have a 12 percent chance at the first pick, No. 5 has an 11.5 percent...
Via RealGM
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

What we learned from Thunder GM heading into season

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Training camp opens Tuesday for the Thunder. Thursday, general manager Sam Presti met with the media. Here are a few things we learned from Presti about the Thunder heading into the season: 1. Sam Presti has real feelings  While there wasn't a lot of newsworthy information given by Presti in his 30 or so minutes Thursday afternoon, but he did announce former...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Sam Presti: Thunder not considering amnestying Perk

The Oklahoma City Thunder have a decision to make with Kendrick Perkins in regards to the final year of his contract. Perkins is due $9,404,342 next season and many NBA insiders feel the Thunder would be better served amnestying Perkins, and saving that money.  Perkins has become quite the leader and mentor in the Thunder locker room and despite having the lowest numbers of his...
Via Thacover2
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Thunder GM: Scott Brooks will return

Sam Presti has made it clear that he believes in Coach Brooks, who won 59 games with the Thunder during the 2013-’14 season. “Scotty, I think, did an excellent job,” Presti said Thursday. “Scott will come back a little bit better.” Brooks and the Thunder once again fell short in the playoffs, losing 4-2... The post Thunder GM Sam Presti Says Scott Brooks Will Return...
Via Hoops-Nation
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss
STICKING AROUND

Presti: Thunder not amnestying Perk

Oklahoma City Thunder GM Sam Presti says the team is not planning to amnesty center Kendrick Perkins despite his big salary.

Via Next Impulse Sports
May 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Thunder continue to find ways to improve

Oklahoma City general manager Sam Presti has never been about the quick fix. Yes, the Thunder's journey from the lottery to title contender is years in the making, but the work is hardly done. Nothing is assumed in OKC. There is no sense of entitlement for the defending Western Conference champions. They just don't expect to be back in The Finals next June. That's just...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Presti Dismisses Phil Jackson Rumors As 'Rubbish'

Sam Presti expressed his desire to bring back Scott Brooks.
Via RealGM
June 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Presti, Weaver At NBA Pre-Draft Camp Hours After Clinching Finals Berth

One day after winning the Western Conference Finals, Sam Presti and Troy Weaver of the Thunder front office caught an early flight to Chicago to attend a 9 AM workout session at the NBA Pre-Draft Camp.
Via RealGM
June 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Thunder will report to new practice facility

When the Oklahoma City Thunder return from the NBA lockout, they'll be coming back to a brand new home. The Thunder's new practice facility will be open to players Thursday, although general manager Sam Presti said Wednesday that it's unclear how many players will report for the first day. Presti says he expects to ''probably see a steady stream of guys over...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2011  |  Discuss
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