• VIDEO: Kevin Durant teams up with Sonic guys in new commercial

    Erik Horne | Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    When Kevin Durant and Sonic announced their partnership back in November, you knew it was possible that Durant would get into a commercial with the famous Sonic guys. Your dreams have come true. Sonic posted two videos today, one in which Durant takes on the Sonic guys in “one-on-one-on-one,” and another where he shows them […]

  • Emails in on Scotty Brooks' firing

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    The emails are in on Scotty Brooks, and most fans are displeased. Some fans a little more than displeased. Here is what they had to say. Bill: “After reading your excellent Sunday piece, it confirmed what I said the other day. Presti has a timetable and it didn’t include Brooks. Brooks was not in Presti’s future. Who […]

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Thunder writer Darnell Mayberry

    staff reports | Updated: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    The Thunder coaching search continues. Join Thunder writer Darnell Mayberry for some Thunder talk at 11 a.m. on the Power Lunch chat.

  • Thunder coaching bracket: The winner is, Kevin Ollie

    Berry Tramel | Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

      The Thunder coaching bracket has reached the Finals. Tom Thibodeau vs. Kevin Ollie. An established NBA coach, one of the league’s best, against an NCAA champion coach. A proven NBA winner against a man who fits all the requirements of the Thunder Way. A coach who would immediately send shivers up the spines of […]

  • Thunder coaching bracket: Ollie vs. Thibodeau in the Finals

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    The conference finals have arrived for our Thunder coaching bracket. Who will Sam Presti select to lead the Thunder? Who wants the job? Those are the questions we’re trying to answer. TRADITIONAL CONFERENCE Tom Thibodeau vs. Mike Malone: Sam Presti keeps saying he’s not making a decision based just on next season, he’s making a […]

  • Thunder coaching bracket: Down to the final four

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    On to the conference semifinals of our Thunder coaching search bracket. We started out with 16 candidates. But the conference semifinals get us down to four candidates, and the matchups are really interesting from here on out. TRADITIONAL CONFERENCE Tom Thibodeau vs. Alvin Gentry: Gentry is a solid coach who would do well. But is […]

  • Thunder coaching bracket: Coach K & Adrian Griffin produce upsets

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    The results are in for our first-round matchups in the Thunder Coaching Search bracket. And we have a few upset. Seventh-seeded Adrian Griffin over second-seeded Mark Jackson. Sixth-seeded Mike Krzyzewski over third-seeded Fred Hoiberg. Here’s how we see the pairings: TRADITIONAL CONFERENCE Tom Thibodeau vs. Rick Carlisle: Two of the NBA’s best coaches. Thibodeau, 57, […]

  • Thunder Coaching Search Bracket

    Berry Tramel | Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    The Thunder is searching for a coach, right in the middle of the NBA playoffs. A coaching search. The playoffs. Two fascinating enterprises. In the grand tradition of Reese’s Peanut Butter cups, let’s put them together. The Oklahoman has listed 16 candidates for the job and seeded them into two conferences. Traditional (NBA) and non-traditional […]

  • Power Lunch: Chat with Jenni Carlson

    staff reports | Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Join columnist Jenni Carlson for the Power Lunch live chat at 11 a.m, where she'll be talking Thunder coaching change, Buddy Hield, OSU football, Memorial Marathon and more. Get your questions in here.

  • Thunder inbox: Does experience make a good NBA coach?

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    PRESS ROW -- How does experience factor into an NBA coach's success? Was Scott Brooks fired unfairly? Was there a case of Dallas Cowboys-esque jealousy in the Thunder front office? These are some of the questions Jenni Carlson and Berry Tramel addressed from The Oklahoman inbox.

  • Thunder Thursday: Discussing the Thunder coaching candidates

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    WHO'S NEXT? -- The Oklahoman's Thunder coverage team of Darnell Mayberry, Anthony Slater, Jenni Carlson and Berry Tramel sit down to answer reader questions and talk coaching candidates on this week's edition of Thunder Thursday.

  • Thunder Buddies Podcast: Who is your guess to be the next Thunder coach?

    Anthony Slater | Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Welcome to the home of our Thunder Buddies podcast, named, in part, from Universal Studio’s highly-acclaimed comedy ‘Ted’, but inspired by our continued hope for wall-to-wall coverage of the Thunder. Below is our list of episodes (click the link to listen). If you prefer iTunes for your podcast listening experience, click here and subscribe. Hope you enjoy: Thunder […]

  • Thunder coaching search: Thumbs up for Kevin Ollie, thumbs down for Billy Donovan

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    WE PICK'EM -- Thumbs up or thumbs down? On this Press Row update, Jenni Carlson and Berry Tramel discuss who they like among the Thunder coaching candidates.

  • OKC Thunder: Billy Donovan the betting favorite to get Thunder coaching job

    Erik Horne | Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Is Billy Donovan the favorite to get the Thunder job? Bovada.lv says so. The online sports betting service has the University of Florida coach listed as an 11-to-10 favorite to replace Scott Brooks as Thunder coach. Donovan is one of seven candidates on Bovada’s initial list. Kevin Ollie has the second-best odds at 9/4, but […]

  • Report: Kevin Ollie removes name from consideration for Thunder head coaching job

    staff reports | Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    UConn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie has reportedly removed his name from consideration for the Thunder head coaching job, according to CBSSports.com sources. After the Thunder fired Scott Brooks on Wednesday, a report surfaced that afternoon that Ollie was "listening" to the Thunder. Wednesday morning, Ollie released a statement saying he had " no plans to pursue other opportunities ." Ollie played for the Thunder in the 2009-10 season and has a good relationship with the Thunder players and front office. In 2014, Kevin Durant called Ollie a "game-changer" and someone who changed the Thunder culture in his short time in Oklahoma City.

  • Scott Brooks: Good timing early, bad timing late

    Berry Tramel | Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Scotty Brooks became the Thunder head coach in November 2008 because he was in the right place at the right time. Brooks was an assistant coach, an impressive assistant coach, of a young team that had promising talent but wasn’t winning and was playing for a coach who alienated the players. So when the Thunder […]

  • Thunder Chat Recap: Anthony Slater on who could replace Scott Brooks

    staff reports | Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Thunder writer Anthony Slater answered your OKC coaching search questions Thursday on the Power Lunch. Here's the recap.

  • Spurs' Kawhi Leonard wins NBA Defensive Player of the Year

    Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Despite missing 18 regular season games, San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard was enough of a force to win NBA Defensive Player of the Year honors. Leonard beat out Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green and Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan for the award. Green had more first-place votes (45) than Leonard (37), but Leonard edged Green in total points 333 to 317. In 64 games, Leonard finished as the league leader in steals per game (2.31). Only Stephen Curry, Chris Paul, James Harden and Trevor Ariza finished with more total steals than Leonard's 148, and each of those players plaed in 80 or more games.

  • OKC Thunder: P.J. Carlesimo says Thunder made 'terrible decision' firing Scott Brooks

    Erik Horne | Published: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    The only other head coach in Thunder history says the organization made a “terrible decision” in firing Scott Brooks. Former Thunder coach P.J. Carlesimo, who’s now an NBA analyst for ESPN, said Wednesday on the network that the Thunder “made it impossible for Scott Brooks to coach.” Brooks was fired Wednesday after seven seasons as […]

  • Kevin Durant thanks Scott Brooks, but says he supports team's decision '100 percent'

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    The world waited for Kevin Durant to speak on the firing of Scott Brooks, and the All-Star forward finally did on Instagram late Wednesday afternoon. Thank you Scotty A photo posted by Kevin Durant (@easymoneysniper) on Apr 22, 2015 at 3:38pm PDT It was a heartfelt farewell to Brooks. But it also came with a […]