Martin and Brooks have worked together before. As assistant coaches with the Sacramento Kings in 2006-07, Brooks and Thunder assistant Rex Kalamian coached Martin during his breakout season as a 23-year-old.
“Our coaching staff has some history with him and knows him intimately. Obviously, I consulted with them,” Presti said. “I think that definitely helps. In speaking with those guys, they're pretty excited about having Kevin Martin and they know him very, very well on a personal note and on a basketball note as well. That's going to be important for us.”
23 KEVIN MARTIN
College: Western Carolina
Birth date: 2/1/83
NBA seasons: Eight