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Kevin Durant posts statement online about Scott Brooks firing

Kevin Durant posted a note on Instagram Wednesday in which he expressed his feelings about the Oklahoma City Thunder’s firing of coach Scott Brooks. Though Durant said he supported the team’s decision to make the move, he acknowledged how difficult it is. “Today was tough for me. While I support our team’s decision 100 percent...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Says He “Will Forever Be Grateful” For Scott Brooks

On Wednesday, the Oklahoma City Thunder decided to fire coach Scott Brooks after he served the team for seven seasons. Kevin Durant released his own thoughts on Brooks’ firing, noting that while he supported the Thunder’s decision “100 percent,” he would always be thankful for what he, Brooks and the Thunder accomplished under Brooks’ tenure. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant 'forever grateful' to Brooks; supports OKC's decision '100 percent'

Thunder star Kevin Durant said he "grew both as a man and a ball player" under Scott Brooks' guidance, and will "forever be grateful" to his NBA coach of seven years.  But the Oklahoma City star also said he supported the team's decision to move on without Brooks "100 percent."  Brooks was fired as head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday after the Thunder, who Brooks...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder fire coach Scott Brooks

Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports The Oklahoma City Thunder announced Wednesday that they have fired head coach Scott Brooks. “This is an extremely difficult decision on many levels. Scott helped establish the identity of the Thunder and has earned his rightful place in the history of our organization through his seven years as a valued leader and team member,” said Sam Presti,...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder Interested In Kevin Ollie

A high profile college coach may be headed to the NBA. According to SNY’s Adam Zagoria, the Oklahoma City Thunder are exploring the possibility of firing current head coach Scott Brooks and replacing him with Connecticut Huskies coach Kevin Ollie after missing the playoffs for the first time in six seasons. Since taking over for Hall of Famer Jim Calhoun in 2012, Ollie has gone...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Billy Donovan won't go to Oklahoma City

The last time a Florida coaching icon left for the pros, it came as a distinct shock… but it did happen. Steve Spurrier, having coached the Gators on the gridiron for 12 seasons (1990-2001), bolted for the NFL’s Washington Redskins in January of 2002. Naturally, the move wasn’t hard to explain: Spurrier wanted to scratch that NFL itch and see what the pro game was all about...
Via The Student Section
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ten storylines for the 2015 NBA Playoffs

The 2014-15 NBA regular season was full of excitement. A season that saw LeBron return home, Anthony Davis and the Pelicans squeak into the playoffs while Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and the Oklahoma City Thunder were sent home, and one of the most memorable MVP races in recent league history, and now the playoffs are upon […]
Via Full Scale Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Brooks: OKC Should Do What They Want with Coach Regardless of Kevin Durant

Reports are out that state the Oklahoma City Thunder are not willing to publicly commit to head coach Scott Brooks. That tends to come to the surprise of some, while others have wanted Brooks’ head on a stick for a few seasons now. Regardless, by making such an unenthusiastic statement concerning Brooks’ job security, it seems like his time may be over with the team. Or, well...
Via Bloguin Best
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Brooks: OKC Should Do What They Want with Coach Regardless of Kevin Durant

Reports are out that state the Oklahoma City Thunder are not willing to publicly commit to head coach Scott Brooks. That tends to come to the surprise of some, while others have wanted Brooks’ head on a stick for a few seasons now. Regardless, by making such an unenthusiastic statement concerning Brooks’ job security, it seems like his time may be over with the team. Or, well...
Via Crossover Chronicles
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Durant, Westbrook Won't Watch NBA Playoffs

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook will not watch the 2015 NBA Playoffs. The Oklahoma City Thunder were one win short of reaching the playoffs, losing a tiebreaker with the New Orleans Pelicans. "Hell no," said Durant when asked if he'll watch. "I don't ever watch other teams," said Westbrook.
Via RealGM
11 days ago  |  Discuss

What Does Kevin Durant’s Future with the Oklahoma City Thunder Look Like?

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK- FEBRUARY 6: Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder shoots against the New Orleans Pelicans on February 6, 2015 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK. Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images) The 2014-2015 NBA regular season just ended and we’re already talking about 2016 free agents? Well technically, people have...
Via The Sports Journal
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant ‘pissed’ over crap he hears while injured

Kevin Durant had an edge Thursday when he spoke with the media for an exit interview following the Oklahoma City Thunder’s season ending. According to The Oklahoman, Durant, who is recovering from season-ending foot surgery, was surly as he talked about all the stuff he’s heard while he’s been out. “I’m definitely pissed,” Durant said...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Durant on injury-plagued season: 'I'm definitely pissed'

Kevin Durant’s 2014-15 NBA regular season campaign was completely derailed — even before it began — due to a litany of injuries. In light of his comments during exit interviews on Thursday, the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar has been left completely frustrated with his injury-riddled season. Even more, Durant has been left embittered by all...Read More The post Kevin Durant...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15: The year of the injured NBA superstar

The National Basketball Association’s 2014-15 regular season has come and gone. It featured a number of great stories as the Atlanta Hawks and Golden State Warriors turned out to surprisingly claim 1-seeds, LeBron James returned to Cleveland, the Hornets were Charlotte’s once again, Klay Thompson scored a record 37 points in one quarter, the Houston Rockets set a new record...
Via Crossover Chronicles
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook say they won't watch NBA playoffs

When the NBA playoffs begin on Saturday, Thunder teammates Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook won't be tuning in. With Oklahoma City failing to make the postseason for the first time in six season, both players were asked Thursday if they'd watch some playoff action. Durant and Westbrook each made it crystal clear that they most definitely would not be checking out any hoops going foward.
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Thunder to evaluate Scott Brooks future

Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports The Oklahoma City Thunder are expected to spend time evaluating coach Scott Brooks before committing to bring him back for the final year on his contract, according to Yahoo Sports. According to Yahoo Sports, Brooks is guaranteed for the 2015-16 season on his deal, with the Thunder holding a team option for 2016-17. The Thunder missed the playoffs...
Via Sports-Glory
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Durant gives target return date, heaps praise on Westbrook

Kevin Durant might not be able to help the Thunder secure the eighth and final spot in the Western Conference playoffs Wednesday against the Timberwolves, but he offered his support on Twitter by doing a Q&A with fans. K.D. touched on a variety of subjects, but the one that should give Oklahoma City fan's the most hope? He gave one fan a target date for his return to the basketball...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant heaps high praise on Russell Westbrook

Injured Thunder star Kevin Durant used some of his down time on Wednesday to hold an impromptu Twitter Q&A with his 9.7 million followers. While Durant was understandably salty (as you'll see) about being away from action after undergoing surgery on his right foot in late March, he was full of compliments when asked about teammate Russell Westbrook. He also gave us his NBA Mount...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Lists Five Others Schools He Would Have Considered If Not Texas

Former Texas and current OKC Thunder superstar Kevin Durant did a Q&A on Twitter this afternoon. Durant, who had a sensational freshman campaign for the Longhorns (25.8 points and 11.1 rebounds per game average), was asked what other schools he considered. Carolina, duke, uconn, Kentucky, L'ville RT @_dcforthree: @KDTrey5 what colleges were you considering other than […] The...
Via Diehardsport
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant considered Duke, Kentucky over Texas

Before Kevin Durant’s MVP season, foot surgery and 30 point outpourings, he was — like most NBA players — a standout college basketball player. Durant, a native of Rockville, MD, took his talents to the University of Texas, where he lead the Longhorns to a Round of 32 appearance.  In the process, he was also the first-ever Freshman to be named the Naismith College Player of...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant defends Russell Westbrook, rips media

Russell Westbrook has basically kept the Oklahoma City Thunder in playoff contention by himself while Kevin Durant is out with a foot injury, yet the media has found plenty to criticize him about. For example, plenty of people were floored that Westbrook took 43 shots in a loss to the Indiana Pacers on Sunday. After...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook avoids suspension

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook will not face an automatic one-game suspension after the NBA rescinded a technical foul he received during last Sunday night’s loss to the Indiana Pacers. It was Westbrook’s 16th technical foul of the season, which would have resulted in an automatic one-game suspension. Westbrook will play against the Portland Trail Blazers...
Via Sports-Glory
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Sir Charles on the risks of social media for the modern athlete

Charles Barkley last month took part in a panel discussion at South By Southwest Interactive festival in Austin, Texas. Given that the panel was entitled, “How to Remain Relevant in Today’s Digital Age,” having Barkley, who is not active at all on social media and the like, head a discussion on such a topic is...Read More The post Charles Barkley weighs in on risks of social...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook: I ‘compete harder than anybody else’ in the NBA

  Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook had 54 points, nine rebounds and eight assists in Sunday night’s 116-104 loss to the Indiana Pacers. But he picked up his 16th technical foul and took a career-high 43 shot attempts in 41 minutes. “I don’t really give a damn what nobody thinks, to tell you the truth, man,” Westbrook said of the 43 shots, via ESPN.com. “I...
Via Sports-Glory
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant chimes in on costly Russell Westbrook technical foul

During the fourth quarter of the Thunder’s game against the Pacers on Sunday, Russell Westbrook was whistled for what could prove to be an extremely costly technical foul. Westbrook was called for a foul after he collided with Luis Scola, who came to set a screen for George Hill. Upon reaching his feet, Westbrook had...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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