HoopsHype Scott Brooks rumors


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Although sources have not confirmed, potential candidates for the Pelicans' vacancy could include former Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks, former Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson, Warriors current lead assistant Alvin Gentry, Pacers assistant and former Trail Blazers head coach Nate McMillan, former Sacramento Kings and Pelicans assistant Mike Malone, Chicago Bulls assistant Adrian Griffin,University of Kentucky coach John Calipari, former New York Knicks and Houston Rockets Jeff Van Gundy. New Orleans Times-Picayune

May 13, 2015 Updates

For what it's worth, however, a person with knowledge of Brooks' situation said there were no inquiries made regarding Brooks' potential interest in the Pelicans job before Williams was fired. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the situation. USA Today Sports

May 11, 2015 Updates

While Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau is the leader in the Orlando Magic vacant coaching clubhouse, Scott Skiles and Scott Brooks are still in contention. I’m hearing the Magic job is Thibodeau’s if he so desires, although some basketball insiders are speculating New Orleans could be Thibodeau’s preferred landing spot. Skiles hasn’t coached since being jettisoned by the Bucks in January of 2013, but has a huge fan in Richard DeVos, the Magic owner. Racine Journal-Times

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One week after the Oklahoma City Thunder general manager made the cold and calculated decision to fire longtime coach Scott Brooks, he was zeroing in on Florida's Billy Donovan to serve as successor while making it abundantly clear how he sees this next era unfolding. Donovan not only checks all kinds of boxes that were apparently keeping Presti up night – offensive creativity in addition to defensive capability, top-to-bottom synergy when it comes to basketball beliefs, in-game adjustments and the like – but he's a big enough name in the game that landing him would send an impressive and important message to his team's stars. USA Today Sports

April 26, 2015 Updates

Presti thought Brooks was a good coach. But Presti believes he can find a better coach. At least for this Thunder roster at this point in time. “I think you are always evaluating, and thinking to yourself, ‘How do we improve, how do we grow, and where are those opportunities as an organization that is focused on building a sustainable team and a great organization?’” Presti said. “Those are questions you have to ask yourself.” Oklahoman

April 24, 2015 Updates

The roster's construction is only part of it, though, and there was a growing sentiment the team was beginning to plateau under Brooks' direction. Brooks was extremely well-liked in the locker room, but his voice wasn't carrying the same weight as it once did. Player accountability had become an issue, according to sources, with his message resonating less than before. ESPN.com

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