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News » Oklahoma City Thunder Notes, Quotes 2008-11-19


Oklahoma City Thunder Notes, Quotes 2008-11-19


Oklahoma City Thunder Notes, Quotes 2008-11-19
--Thunder coach P.J. Carlesimo considered Pete Newell, the former

college and Olympic coach who died Monday at age 93, to be "a great

friend and a great man."

The two got to know each other through basketball camps decades

ago and grew closer when Carlesimo coached the Golden State Warriors.

"He was a guy who was very, very willing to share with the young

coaches, spend time," Carlesimo said. "A great ambassador to the game."

--G Kevin Durant told Sporting News Today that the move from

Seattle to Oklahoma City has been positive.

"I'm loving the Oklahoma City," Durant said. "I was just telling

that to my teammates last night at dinner. It's a great town. It's

quiet, the people are nice, the fans are unbelievable and that's what

we need as a team. It goes a long way with us that the fans are there

every day, whether we are winning or losing. I'm glad we made the move."

QUOTE TO NOTE: "That's the NBA. Everybody plays that type of

schedule. That's not an excuse." -- Coach P.J. Carlesimo after a

stretch of five games in seven nights ended with five losses.


Author: Fox Sports
Author's Website: http://www.foxsports.com
Added: November 19, 2008

 

 
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