View Full Version : The Thunder Rolls

08-07-2008, 02:28 PM
When the NBA announced the schedule yesterday they let it slip that OKC will be named the Thunder. As the Oklahoman newspaper points out, all team web pages are in the format of www.nba.com/teamname and all team names on a schedule link to the other teams.

Other team's schedules pointed to www.nba.com/thunder - seems like that's all you need. Why? Because the league wouldn't go through all the work to create those links (even if they are create dynamically) only to have to change them again. As some of you may have noticed, we haven't yet made the change here on HOOPSWORLD because we are waiting for confirmation of the mascot likely the Thunder, but not officially yet and we only want to make the change once.

"There's lots of considerations from legal and licensing down to strategic marketing," OKC owner Clay Bennett said last week. "But we'll announce the name soon."

But not yet.

"We're not going to comment on the name until we're ready to announce something," OKC team spokesman Dan Mahoney said yesterday.