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OKC Thunder adds Maz Trakh to coaching staff

The Oklahoma City Thunder announced that assistant coaches Mark Bryant, Maurice Cheeks, Rex Kalamian and Brian Keefe will all return to the bench for the 2010-2011 season. Joining the staff will be Maz Trakh, who will be the Thunder's assistant coach/player development.

By Darnell Mayberry, Staff Writer, Modified: August 24, 2010 at 6:55 pm •  Published: August 24, 2010

The Oklahoma City Thunder has added Maz Trakh to its coaching staff for the 2010-11 season, the team announced Tuesday.

Trakh, whose experience includes stops in college, the CBA and overseas, will join the team as an assistant who focuses on player development. Trakh spent the past five seasons coaching in Asia, including a stint as head coach of Fastlink of Jordan. Trakh lead that team to the 2005 FIBA Asia Club Championship, marking the first time a Jordanian team won the Asia Club Championship. Trakh also has coached in Korea and Lebanon.

Returning to the Thunder's bench will be assistants Maurice Cheeks, Mark Bryant, Rex Kalamian and Brian Keefe.

“I am thrilled to have this group of coaches back on the bench with me for the 2010-11 season,” said Thunder coach Scott Brooks. “Every coach brings a unique perspective on the game and provides a great support for the future development of our team. Maz is someone I have known for a long time and he brings a wealth of basketball experience.”


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