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Bovada has set the odds for the next Thunder coach. Billy Donovan the favorite. The list: http://t.co/UC173ERsaA
Shaq, Barkley and Kenny Smith on the Scott Brooks firing: http://t.co/qcABZAQ7ZQ
Said it after Game 1. I want to know whether the Clips are mentally tough enough to win on the road b/c we know the champs are. We'll see.
Spurs overthinking this
I want to thank Mayor Mick Cornett for having me as a guest on his monthly show (Cox channel 20) to talk about my novel SMASHED TATER.
If Presti hires Rick Barnes, I guess we'll know what was up.
Some interesting visiting receptions brewing in OKC next year: Perk, Jackson (prob Kanter Utah-like) and Brooks (if he gets another job).
And thats it, Sam Presti leaving the room http://t.co/80IXpvTR2q
Forty minutes of listening to Sam Presti say words no one ever says is pretty exhausting.
Presti says search will be thorough
Presti:"We wouldn't have traded for (Enes Kanter, restricted free agent) if we didn't feel we were in a position to have him going forward."
Presti on Enes Kanter: "We wouldn't have traded for him if we didn't feel we weren't in a position to have him with us going forward."
"Focus mow is looking to the future," Presti
"There will be a lot of different distractions next season," Presti referring to Durant contract http://t.co/etAnlYVnnO
"We're not gonna limit who we will look at," Presti http://t.co/wuZjfNeR6s
On potentially hiring a college coach: "We’re not going to limit ourselves or limit the scope of people we would look at for this position."
Presti on considering a college coach: "We're not going to limit ourselves, or limit the scope of people we'll look at for this position."
Sam Presti said they would consider a college coach.
Presti on if he'll take input from players on the next coach: "I'm certainly not going to lock myself in my office and ignore people."
"Next coach will have a wonderful foundation, largely thanks to Scott," Presti http://t.co/uUGq1J7Srr
Presti says "sometimes change can be healthy"
"We're not gonna shy away from difficult decision if we think it can help us win," Presti http://t.co/7BI5Z0ccg2
Presti: "We’re not going to back away from or shy away from a difficult decision if it can help us win."
Presti on the next coach: "I think we have a clear idea of what we’d like to see." Says they haven't reached out to any candidates yet.
Presti says the team has not made any contact with any candidates yet.
Sam Presti: "We haven't had any contact with anybody."
Presti said no timetable on hiring a new coach. Said the team will start that this evening.
Presti on the coaching search: "We wouldn't put a timetable on anything. We're going to start to work on that this evening."
Sam Presti said no timetable on the next coach: "We're going to start to work on that this evening."
Sam Presti said "we haven't got to that" when asked whether there would be any other coaching staff changes.
Presti says the team hasn't had a chance to get to deciding what other staff changes will be made.
Would decision have been different if OKC made the playoffs, Presti said "It’s not about last season. It’s about us looking forward."
Sam Presti asked why Brooks was fired after injury-riddled season: "We're not trying to look at the past to set the agenda for the future."
Sam Presti said consulting the players"would put them in an unfair situation...They're aware of decision, but were not active participants."
Presti confirms he did not consult players about the decision: "I think that would be a terribly unfair position to put players in."
Presti: "Are we consulting the players? No."
Presti: "I'd like to stress Scott has been a great coach for the Thunder."
Presti said decision was complex on many levels but he has to place the need of the organization above all else.
Presti studied the option of Brooks returning very closely but didn't feel it was the right move to make another long-term commitment.
Sam Presti: "Change in organizations are required at times." He called change "the engine for progress."
Presti didnt feel comfortable giving Brooks a new long term deal
Presti says it's important to stress that this decision is not connected or related to the results of last season.
Sam Presti: "This is a very difficult day and difficult decision for us"
Sam Presti presser about to get underway in OKC.
Kevin Durant says he "100 percent" supports OKC's decision to fire Brooks and looks forward to the future in OKC - http://t.co/h2NZKncDh8
Key part of the Kevin Durant statement: "I support our team's decision 100 percent"
Kevin Durant issues a 'Thank you Scotty' statement on Instagram http://t.co/5t9cpzmDhL
One thing to remember with Sam Presti: This is higher magnitude, but he's not afraid to go off the radar. Look at his recent draft history.
If I'm Sam Presti, my first call is obviously to Jurgen Klopp.
Thunder general manager Sam Presti will address the media at 7 p.m. central
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Sam Presti will meet with the media tonight after he gets back from California.
Sam Presti is scheduled to address the media tonight after he returns from California.
When Presti arrives back from California today, he will hold an availability to discuss Brooks firing.
Something to note: One of Donovan's former assistants, Mark Daigneault, was hired last year by Presti to coach OKC's D-League franchise.
Scott Brooks has coached all but 13 games in Thunder history. His record: 338-207, a .620 winning percentage that's 20th best all-time.
With his prior relationship with Rob Hennigan, Brooks will almost assuredly become a top candidate for the Orlando Magic as well.
Two names to watch: Billy Donovan and Fred Hoiberg.