Scott Brooks Fired; Who Will be the Next Coach of the Thunder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djason Unchained View Post
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    Ollie hasn't been offered the job to remove himself from consideration. If OKC/Durant calls he will pick up the phone and listen. Ollie is the only coach that keeps KD in OKC. I have to believe the rhetoric that says that OKC consulted with KD before they fired Brooks. KD accepted it too easily.
    UConn's Kevin Ollie will not be Oklahoma City Thunder coach - NBA - SI.com
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    After tonight Monty Williams might get fired. He has blown this game! Cal to New Orleans. I called it first!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NKY Bandit View Post
    KD will be in Washington with John Wall once his contract expires in OKC. Westbrook is the Kobe replacement in LA. OKC goes back to be an also ran in the league.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djason Unchained View Post
    Brooks got screwed royally. He shouldn't have been fired. Dumb......
    I look at Scott Brooks similar to Marvin Lewis. He's OK but he took them about as far as he is capable of IMO. They need someone that can try and get them to the next level.

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    Bovada (I think) has Billy D. as 11/10 odds on favorite to be the next coach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    I look at Scott Brooks similar to Marvin Lewis. He's OK but he took them about as far as he is capable of IMO. They need someone that can try and get them to the next level.
    He's never had a healthy team to prove himself. The last fully healthy team he had lost in the Finals to the Heat.

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    I saw this one. I still think it has more to do with OKC not choosing him than Ollie refusing to leave. Even in this article it said Ollie is interested. In his position he can't come out and say he wants the job. He still has to recruit for UConn and that falls through if he says he wants to leave for OKC. If OKC calls he is going to listen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djason Unchained View Post
    I saw this one. I still think it has more to do with OKC not choosing him than Ollie refusing to leave. Even in this article it said Ollie is interested. In his position he can't come out and say he wants the job. He still has to recruit for UConn and that falls through if he says he wants to leave for OKC. If OKC calls he is going to listen.
    Here's one that goes against what you're saying...Ollie Calls Presti to Remove Name from Consideration

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    Here's one that goes against what you're saying...Ollie Calls Presti to Remove Name from Consideration
    If this is entirely true then not only have the Thunder screwed up royally(which I felt they did anyways) but they may as well trade Durant immediately and get as much as they can for him now. Should probably trade Russ too.

    #theygone

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    Serge Ibaka:

    HoopsHype - We talked to Serge Ibaka about Son of Congo and his tough season with the Thunder


    Wanted to ask you about the Thunder season too. What has gone wrong with the team aside from injuries?
    SI: What happened is very clear: Injuries. Injuries have removed us from contention. That was it. Look, there's many people, the fans and those outside the team that don't know what's up. You hear people say, "Hey, this guy is not playing well." People and fans don't know what happens inside the team. I'm going to tell you what's happened with me, for example... I've had a bad ankle all year long. Bad back all year long. It's not just that I got injured late in the season, which everybody knows about... I hurt my ankle with the National Team last summer and it's been bad all year long. I've been taking pills in order to play without pain. That's the kind of season it's been. And it's not just me. Many of my teammates have been through the same thing. It's been incredible. That was the whole problem.
    So no changes needed. You just need to get healthy.
    SI: If we're healthy, with this group, next year we are going to be very good. We just need to be healthy.
    There's been rumors recently about Scott Brooks' job. He's already received endorsements from both Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. What's your take?
    SI: Why are you going to fire him? What has he done? Injuries were not his fault. Why would he go? He has not done anything, he's not responsible for the injuries. He did his best with the team he had. Would other coach do better with a team with so many injuries? What could (Scott Brooks) possibly do about it? The team is with him. You can't blame him for what has happened.
    - See more at: HoopsHype - We talked to Serge Ibaka about Son of Congo and his tough season with the Thunder

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    @sergeibaka9: SMH...

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    Not to thread jack, but hearing Brooks is looking to possibly be the next coach of the Magic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by InItToWinIt View Post
    Not to thread jack, but hearing Brooks is looking to possibly be the next coach of the Magic?
    I'm hearing the same chatter. He won't be unemployed long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsmaniac View Post
    Like i said yesterday. Donovan to OKC and in about 2 weeks Calipari will be the head coach of the Pelicans.
    I just wanted to bump this to the top. I think i am on to something!

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    Billy Donovan is in advanced talks with the Thunder. Looking like it's going to get done soon.

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