Scott Brooks and the Thunder fell short in the Western Conference Finals but have a lot to look forward to
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OKLAHOMA CITY — The fickle and volatile nature of the NBA coaching business swept aside four 50-game winners the last two seasons. Memphis’ Dave Joerger nearly became the fifth last month, and the second in a row with that franchise.
Thunder coach Scott Brooks‘ job security always seems to be a topic fluttering in the breeze. He’s overseen three Western Conference finals appearances in the last four seasons, yet his critics continue to howl. Saturday’s Game 6 overtime loss to the San Antonio Spurs ended a second season of falling short of a return to the Finals.
However, it didn’t stop the franchise’s superstar, the league’s MVP from endorsing his coach.
“That’s our guy,” Durant said of Brooks during Sunday’s exit interviews, “and I’m riding with him.”
It would seem owner Clay Bennett and general manager Sam Presti would, too…
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