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SCOTT BROOKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Brooks: Tanking Isn't Something Thunder Will Consider

Scott Brooks flatly rejected Mark Cuban's suggestion that the Oklahoma City Thunder tank the season due to injuries to Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. "I don't really pay much attention to other people's thoughts on our team," Brooks said. "I know what we're about; I know what our organization is about. Everybody has their opinion and they're...
Via RealGM
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Abnormal new normal for Thunder in win over Kings

OKLAHOMA CITY - Thunder coach Scott Brooks talked before Sunday's game about how it was near impossible to plan for what his team has gone through this season. No way to know his best players, his newest players and even players you wouldn't expect to contribute, would be hurt before the season started and shortly after it began.   But sometimes you see something else you...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The stage is set for the rise of Russell Westbrook

When the devastating news broke that Kevin Durant would be missing anywhere between six to eight weeks of action, I admit my first thoughts shifted away from Durant. It’s not that I wasn’t concerned about Durant; watching anyone forced out of a game he loves because of an unforeseen injury is always a crushing sight. […] The post Setting The Stage For World War Westbrook appeared...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: Scott Brooks is finally embracing his entire roster

Reggie Jackson has been given a starting role for the struggling Thabo Sefolosha. When Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Scott Brooks started Caron Butler for the struggling Thabo Sefolosha in the second round of the playoffs against the Los Angeles Clippers, it was a first for him. That move was the first time that he changed his starting lineup for reasons other than injury since...
Via isportsweb.com
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder’s Harden trade recap

Once apart of a great young core in OKC, Harden took on the same role as Durant as the leader of Houston. In 2012, the Oklahoma City Thunder ended a great season in the Finals to the champion Miami Heat. Although the series count of 4-1 does not illustrate exactly how competitive the series was, it was more than obvious that the Thunder were about one move away from dethroning the...
Via isportsweb.com
June 23, 2013  |  Discuss

OKC comes up short on sad day for Brooks

DENVER -- The Thunder wanted to win this one for their coach. But it wasn't to be. On Saturday, Lee Brooks, the 79-year-old mother of Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks, had died in Northern California. Brooks decided to coach Sunday night against Denver at the Pepsi Center, but the Thunder fell short 121-118 in overtime. We were trying to give him a win for his mom, said Thunder...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Thunder coach Brooks back day after mother's death

Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks was on the bench leading his team in Sunday night's game against the Denver Nuggets one day after his 79-year-old mother's death. Brooks said in a statement that he decided to coach the game because that's what he feels his mother, Lee Brooks, would have wanted. ''I appreciate the thoughts and prayers that are with my...
Via Fox Sports
January 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Father's Day basketball resonates with Brooks

MIAMI -- Bill Stricker has an idea for Father's Day. "A win would be a great present," Stricker said of Scott Brooks coaching Oklahoma City against Miami in Sunday's Game 3 of the NBA Finals. No, Stricker isn't actually Brooks' father. But Brooks looks at him that way. When Brooks was less than 2 years old and growing up in Lathrop, Calif., his father...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Brooks gets special moment as Thunder reach finals

Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks knows he has really accomplished something by getting his team to the NBA finals. His 79-year-old mother Lee, who hates flying, is going to get on a plane to come watch his Thunder play for the championship. Brooks said Friday his mother refused to fly to see him play in the NBA until he was on the Houston Rockets team that played for and...
Via AP on Fox
June 08, 2012  |  Discuss
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