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Bids for new floor for Oklahoma City Thunder come in under budget

by William Crum Published: August 15, 2014
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The low bid on the Thunder’s new basketball floor was $109,670.40 by Sport Court West (sportcourtwest.com), about $90,000 under what the city had set aside for the project.

The new floor will replace the Thunder’s original floor from 2008.

Plans call for it to be installed by Sept. 30.

Connor Sports Flooring will manufacture and install the Thunder court, said Brandi Connolly, the company’s senior director of marketing.

She said the new floor will be a Connor Sports Flooring QuickLock Portable.

Connor Sports Flooring supplies numerous other NBA teams and is the official court of the NCAA, she said.

The city got two bids — Robbins Sports Surfaces offered to construct and install the floor for $123,750.

Robbins says on its website that it has built the floors for 21 of the past 25 NBA champions.

Robbins built a new floor unveiled this summer with a honeycomb design for the Charlotte Hornets.

The city council is expected to award the contract for the Thunder’s court on Aug. 26.

by William Crum
Reporter
OU and Norman High School graduate, formerly worked as a reporter and editor for the Associated Press, the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, and the Norman Transcript. Married, two children, lives in Norman.
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