The Thunder has hired former Thunder guard Eric Maynor as an OKC Blue assistant coach.
Thunder general manager Sam Presti announced the news at his preseason press conference Thursday. “Eric had great years here,” Presti said, “but he also played overseas, which I think gave him a totally different perspective on the game and appreciation for the game.” Maynor joined the Thunder in December 2009, when the Jazz traded him to OKC. In 183 games with the Thunder over four seasons, Maynor came off the bench to shoot 36.4 percent from 3-point range. Following his five-year NBA career, Mayor continued to play in Europe.