Scott Brooks Rumors

Brooks was 2 when his dad abandoned seven children. He never learned much about the man. Brooks heard that he was a salesman, or something like that; he still doesn’t know. When Brooks was 18, his father tried to reach out. Brooks shut it down. When telling this story, of the only time he closed his heart to a stranger, Brooks pinches his right arm and his voice softens with regret. “I never allowed him. I actually said some things I don’t want to repeat to him but I felt that was the right thing to do,” Brooks says, “and if I had to do it all over, I would’ve listened.”
Lee was 79 and healthy. She never took a sick day in her life because if she didn’t work, then seven kids didn’t eat. However, that month the family learned she had Stage 4 cancer. The morning after a win in Dallas, Brooks rushed back to California. Thirty minutes after he arrived at the hospital, his mother died. Suddenly, his greatest childhood fear swept over him like a wave: If something ever happened to mom, I’d have no one to take care of me. His inspiration was now gone, but Brooks stopped thinking about himself. He followed the instinct to fight through the pain and hopped a flight to Denver. He had a game to coach. “I went back to work the next day because I knew that’s what she wanted. But for me, that’s another regret,” Brooks says. “I [should’ve] took some time off.”
Candace Buckner: I asked Scott Brooks about Casper Ware & John Wall’s edgy play yesterday & he “absolutely” likes seeing Ware, a training camp invitee, play with a chip. Scott Brooks on Casper Ware: “He pushes John and he pushes our guards. You want to give yourself a chance to make the team, that’s what you have to do.”
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