Thunder 94, Timberwolves 92...
Thunder-Timberwolves, Box...
Wolves' Love, Thunder's Collis...
ROSTER REPORT 2010-01-20...
NOTES, QUOTES 2010-01-20...
Thunder-Timberwolves Preview 2...
Presented By: 2010-01-19...
ROSTER REPORT 2010-01-19...
NOTES, QUOTES 2010-01-19...
Thunder's blueprint to success...
Links to possible OKC team log...
Howard Schultz drops Sonics su...
OKC signs Kyle Weaver...
OKC team announces basketball ...
Web viewing of NBA games may s...
Steve
Steve
Steve
Steve
Brand has surgury
Brand has surgury
Brand has surgury
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
 
 
Add to Google
Add to My Yahoo!
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Windows Live
News » Brooks: No talk of contract extension


Brooks: No talk of contract extension


Brooks: No talk of contract extension
With 18 games left in the season, Thunder coach Scott Brooks said there still hasn't been any talk of a contract extension and he's unsure what the immediate future holds for his coaching career.

"I'm still interim (coach)," Brooks said. "I'm thankful for the opportunity. I've gotten a lot of games under my belt. I think I'm getting better. I think our team is improving. We're focused on the next (18 games). We're not going to throw away these games looking forward to the summer or next season. These are important games for not only myself but for our team to get better."

Thunder general manager Sam Presti, who accompanied the team for the start of this three-game road trip, has maintained that Brooks' status will be evaluated at the end of the season. But with a 14-17 record since New Year's Eve before Tuesday night's game against Sacramento, Brooks clearly has been a difference-maker for a team that is one of the league's youngest and started the season 3-29.

But when asked about his coaching future in the event the Thunder does not retain him, Brooks said he hasn't vested much time in thinking about it.

"It hasn't really crossed my mind too much," Brooks said. "But I like what I'm doing. I like the team I have, and Sam is putting together a bunch of high-character guys that work hard so it's fun to be around."

SWIFT'S SON NEEDED SURGERY

Robert Swift rejoined the team Tuesday after receiving an excused absence from the past two games to tend to personal matters. Swift said before the Kings game that he had to fly to Seattle to be with his 10-month-old son, Reiko Swift, who he said was born with overlapped growth plates in his head and needed surgery to correct the condition.

Swift said his son was in intensive care for two days but is now recovering and should be released from the hospital at the end of the week.

"After seeing him, he's doing well and things are a little bit easier," Swift said. "I wish I was up there the entire time he was in the hospital. It's difficult not being there, but at the same time I know he's OK. And Seattle's got some of the best doctors around, and I know he's in good hands."

GREEN LOOKS TO EASE INTO ROTATION

Jeff Green returned to the Thunder's lineup after a four-game absence caused by a sore lower back. But with the team playing well without him, going 3-1, the Thunder's second leading scorer said he will not force his game onto the team now that he's back.

"I know who's been hot the past few games so I'm going to feed them the ball," Green said. "I'm not going to come back and shoot all the shots. That's not me ... We're a team. We're going to share the ball. Whoever's hot at the moment we're going to feed them."

BRIEFLY

Nick Collison sat out Tuesday's game with a groin injury. ... Kevin Durant was hopeful to play tonight against Denver but is not expected to return from a sprained right ankle until Saturday at Phoenix at the earliest.


Author: Fox Sports
Author's Website: http://www.foxsports.com
Added: March 13, 2009

 

 
Copyright © Sonicshome.com, Inc. All rights reserved 2019.