The Thunder is playing like a team trying to get its coach fired.
A slump is one thing. A Groundhog Day slump is another. Doing the same things over and over, the same maddening things that never have been indicative of this team, is maddening.
Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart was one of few players to receive All-Big 12 First Team and All-Big 12 Defensive Team honors from the coaches on Sunday. And Smart picked up more honors Monday, as the media selected him as a First Team All-Big 12 selection as well. Well, at least most of the media. Wichita Eagle and Kansas City Star writer Kellis Robinett admitted on Twitter that he left Smart off his ballot entirely when it came down to voting. When asked why, he explains that, too.
I appear to be in the minority on Marcus Smart, leaving him off my vote entirely. He received first-team honors from coaches and media.— Kellis Robinett (@KellisRobinett) March 10, 2014
@ErikHorneOK he missed 3 games, took himself out of a 4th with a technical and his team finished 8th. Thought others were more deserving.— Kellis Robinett (@KellisRobinett) March 10, 2014
OSU football returned its center, Jake Jenkins, and his backup, Travis Cross, off the 2013 Cowboy team. But both have graduated and decided to end their football careers, leaving the Cowboys in an even more rebuilding mode on the offensive line.
Texas tops the NBA Power Rankings in Week 18, while the Thunder take a dip according to Darnell Mayberry and Anthony Slater.
A day after missing out on the Big 12 Coach of the Year as selected by the coaches, Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger was named The Associated Press Big 12 Coach of the Year.
Switzer has no filter. He says what’s on his mind. That’s not the same as saying what you really believe. Some of us sometimes talk without thinking, and Switzer does his share of that.
On its winless two-game road trip, the Thunder just ran into two teams that were hungrier, says Darnell Mayberry. And veteran guard Derek Fisher summed up the troubles post-game on Sunday.
Spangler will get a little more rest, which means he will be fresher as the Sooners enter the postseason.
Ford tries to hide the frustration, yet it’s becoming impossible to conceal in this basketball season that continues to twist and turn uncomfortably. Truth is, Ford can’t catch a break.