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THUNDER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Ollie removes name from consideration for OKC job

Kevin Ollie released a statement on Wednesday saying he has no intention of leaving UConn, and he was apparently telling the truth. Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports that Ollie has removed his name from consideration for the Oklahoma City Thunder job. There was — and still could be — some speculation that Ollie’s statement...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn’s Kevin Ollie removes self from Thunder consideration

Kevin Ollie does not want to be a distraction for his team. According to the latest report, the Connecticut Huskies head coach is set to remain with the team rather than making the jump to the NBA to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder. The news comes from Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. UConn’s Kevin Ollie has removed himself from consideration for the OKC head coaching position, sources...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder Confident Enes Kanter Will Re-Sign

Sam Presti is confident the Oklahoma City Thunder will re-sign Enes Kanter this offseason. Kanter will be a restricted free agent. The Thunder acquired Kanter at the deadline in a trade that included a future first round pick. “We wouldn’t have traded for him if we didn’t feel like we’d be in a position to have him with us going forward,” Presti said.
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlesimo: Thunder made ‘terrible decision’ to fire Brooks

The Oklahoma City Thunder have only had two coaches since the franchise moved cities, and now both of them have been fired. P.J. Carlesimo was the coach in Seattle and was fired after a 1-12 start in the team’s first season in Oklahoma City. One of his assistants at the time, Scott Brooks, took over...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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

Thunder-Bolt: Scott Brooks Is Fired, Paving The Way For Change In Oklahoma City

The time has finally come for change with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Oklahoma City has fired coach Scott Brooks, league source tells Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) April 22, 2015 Brooks took over as Oklahoma City head coach for the final 69 games of the 2008-2009 season, finishing with a 22-47 record. From that point forward he mainly enjoyed nothing but success...
Via Crossover Chronicles
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder fire Scott Brooks

Coming off an injury-plagued 2014-2015 season that saw his Oklahoma City Thunder miss the playoffs altogether, it’s being reported that head coach Scott Brooks has been fired. Yahoo Sports insider Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Thunder general manager Sam Presti met with Brooks in California on Wednesday to deliver the news to the now-former Thunder head coach. Brooks...
Via Sportsnaut
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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn Head Coach Kevin Ollie Issues Statement Regarding NBA Rumors

UConn coach Kevin Ollie may have signed a five-year contract extension with the school back in May of 2014, but that hasn’t stopped reporters from speculating that he might leave for the NBA someday soon. Earlier this week, SNY’s Adam Zagoria reported that Ollie, who once played for the Oklahoma City Thunder, was being “seriously considered” for the job, should current head...
Via College Spun
5 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

Shawn Kemp Is Co-Hosting A Party In Seattle To Celebrate The Thunder Missing The Playoffs

Hell hath no fury like a city scorned. The Seattle-area, sworn enemy of the Oklahoma City Thunder and their owner Clay Bennett, must have experienced some wonderful schadenfreude when the Thunder missed the playoffs on Wednesday night thanks to a New Orleans Pelicans win over the San Antonio Spurs. How else can one explain the Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
10 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

Report: Billy Donovan a 'serious candidate' for Thunder job

On the heels of one of the most momentous closing nights of an NBA regular season within memory, a rather large rumor bomb dropped on the internet...
Via Athlon Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Westbrook: Winning scoring title 'means nothing' to me

Russell Westbrook dropped 37 points in the Thunder’s 138-113 win over the Timberwolves which helped him edge James Harden and claim his first NBA scoring title on Wednesday night. Westbrook averaged 28 points per game and shot 42.5 percent from the field this season. And when Kevin Durant’s season was cut short due to a foot injury, Westbrook carried the load and put the team...
Via The Sports Daily
11 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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA to suspend Russell Westbrook for critical game

The Oklahoma City Thunder are fighting for their postseason lives, and a 116-104 loss to the Indiana Pacers certainly didn’t help. However, OKC lost something for Monday night’s matchup against the Portland Trail Blazers that is perhaps more important: Russell Westbrook. The point guard racked up a career-best 54 points to go with nine rebounds and eight assists, but he also...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook's awesome act of kindness

Every once in a while, an athlete surprises the masses by showing a level of altruism that isn’t widespread in the world today. Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook did just this on Monday—one day after putting up yet another triple-double in what has been a MVP-caliber season. But it was off the court that Westbrook showed he was a true MVP. Russell Westbrook brings...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook gives All-Star Game MVP car to single mother (pics/vid)

Russell Westbrook proved once again that there is much more than meets the eye when it comes to the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar by donating the car he won for winning the MVP award at the 2015 NBA All-Star Game to a single mother. The recipient of Westbrook’s thoughtful gesture was Kerstin Gonzalez, a 19-year-old...Read More The post Russell Westbrook gives All-Star Game MVP...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
20 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Enes Kanter embraces boos in return to Utah

There is nothing I love more than a good villain, because without them, the world would be pretty boring. With that said, when Enes Kanter kinda-sorta force his way out of Utah at the NBA Trade Deadline this year, one might not expect the Salt Lake City faithful to welcome back the former Kentucky Wildcat with open arms. Here is the video of what transpired: The “Let Me Hear...
Via Crossover Chronicles
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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