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KB-Pau-DH2012
06-30-2012, 01:23 AM
http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/8114855/oklahoma-city-thunder-coach-scott-brooks-close-new-contract-sources-say


The Oklahoma City Thunder and coach Scott Brooks are closing in on a new contract after drawn-out negotiations, according to sources close to the process.

Sources told ESPN.com on Friday night that Brooks and the Thunder, after slow-moving talks that had left the sides well apart by the end of the NBA Finals earlier this month, soon will finalize a new four-year deal to follow up the contract that expires Saturday.

Although the financial specifics were not yet known, ESPN.com reported last week that the Thunder's most recent offer was "north of $4 million" annually.

"They are getting close," one source briefed on the discussions said.

Brooks earned just $4 million over the past two seasons while the Thunder rose quickly from the team that started 1-12 in 2008-09 in the franchise's first season in Oklahoma City into the ranks of title contention.

ESPN The Magazine's Ric Bucher reported earlier Friday that the Thunder originally offered him a three-year extension worth between $11 million and $12 million before this past season began. In the wake of this season's trip to the NBA Finals, Bucher reported, Oklahoma City recently increased the offer to roughly four years for $16 million.

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra made $3 million this year, sources told Bucher. Rick Carlisle of the Dallas Mavericks, meanwhile, recently signed an extension that netted him only a $100,000 raise -- from $4.5 million to $4.6 million -- in the first year of the new deal after guiding the Mavericks to their first championship in franchise history in 2011.

NBA coaching sources have said for weeks that both the Portland Trail Blazers and Orlando Magic had Brooks high on their respective lists had the Thunder decided not to bring the 46-year-old back.

Vinny642
06-30-2012, 01:29 AM
Sign that man OKC!

Baller1
06-30-2012, 01:53 AM
The thread of this title might as well be "OKC Will Not Be Winning a Championship for Four More Years".

Vinny642
06-30-2012, 01:58 AM
The thread of this title might as well be "OKC Will Not Be Winning a Championship for Four More Years".

lol salty?

justinnum1
06-30-2012, 02:03 AM
lol, there are worse coaches out there.

Baller1
06-30-2012, 02:03 AM
lol salty?

Brooks is a terrible head coach. I'd love for him to be an assistant, but nothing more. OKC with a coach like Sloan would win multiple championships, easily.

Vinny642
06-30-2012, 02:16 AM
Brooks is a terrible head coach. I'd love for him to be an assistant, but nothing more. OKC with a coach like Sloan would win multiple championships, easily.

How?? How is he terrible?

And no #### but Sloan is one of the best coaches ever

Mr_Amaziing
06-30-2012, 02:26 AM
Ehhh .. I guess that means no Phil Jackson

Chavacano
06-30-2012, 07:11 AM
He must be doing something right seeing as the Thunder improved throughout these years. :shrug:

theheatles
06-30-2012, 08:50 AM
scott brooks is pure class

StarvingKnick22
06-30-2012, 09:01 AM
horrible move. Well I guess if Erik Spoelstra did it...

Baller1
06-30-2012, 08:24 PM
How?? How is he terrible?

And no #### but Sloan is one of the best coaches ever

Brooks is riding OKC's insane amount of talent. He has nothing to do with the teams success.

John Walls Era
06-30-2012, 08:24 PM
Nice guy, not that great.

kozelkid
06-30-2012, 09:13 PM
scott brooks is pure class

Class doesn't matter if you aren't any good.

And Baller, as soon as I saw this title, my first thought was that out should be changed to "bad news for baller"

Glen20
06-30-2012, 09:37 PM
how about a thread when he is signed?

Chavacano
06-30-2012, 10:55 PM
Brooks is riding OKC's insane amount of talent. He has nothing to do with the teams success.

That's what they said (and some are still saying it) about Phil Jackson too. :shrug:


Class doesn't matter if you aren't any good.

And Baller, as soon as I saw this title, my first thought was that out should be changed to "bad news for baller"

:laugh: