How Scott Brooks and the Thunder handled his mother's death
The death of Thunder coach Scott Brooks' mother Saturday received only a passing mention in accounts of the Thunder's 121-118 overtime loss to Denver Sunday. And that's just as Brooks and the Thunder wanted it, according to The Oklahoman's John Rohde.
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"Thunder officials asked reporters to be respectful during Sunday’s pre-game interview session and media complied," Rohde wrote. "No questions pertaining to Lee Brooks were asked and Brooks instead accepted hugs and condolences from acquaintances he knew as a Nuggets assistant prior to joining the Nuggets.
"The lone question about the death of Brooks’ mother was the final inquiry was left in post-game, which asked Brooks how he was doing emotionally. An obviously shaken Brooks softly answered, 'I’m good. I’m good. I’m thankful and … I’m good. Thank you, everybody.' Brooks then bowed his head and walked away slowly."
Lee Brooks raised seven children on her own after her husband left home when Scott Brooks was 2.
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Source: John Rohde, The Oklahoman