The NBA’s Web site all but confirmed Thunder would be the nickname of Oklahoma City’s NBA team on Wednesday morning — by Wednesday afternoon, the evidence was gone. When the league released its schedule on Wednesday, the NBA web site linked to a page that listed the “Oklahoma City Thunder schedule” and clicking on any of the Oklahoma City’s 82 games took you to the url — www.nba.com/thunder By Wednesday afternoon, the word Thunder was nowhere to be found on the Oklahoma City schedule page and all of the links pointed to www.nba.com/oklahomacity Oklahoma City NBA team spokesman Dan Mahoney’s comment Wednesday was similar to previous weeks. “We’re not going to comment on the name until we’re ready to announce something,” Mahoney said. The Thunder url sends users to an inactive page, which says, “We apologize for the inconvenience, but the page you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed or is temporarily unavailable.” The web pages for all of the NBA teams are set up — www.nba.com/teamname So on the schedule on the site, if you click on Chicago, it sends you to the Bulls website. If you click on Boston it sends you to the Celtics website. If you clicked on Oklahoma City, there was an address for nba.com/thunder. Team chairman Clay Bennett last week told The Oklahoman that speculation on the nickname was part of the fun. “There’s lots of considerations from legal and licensing down to strategic marketing,” Bennett said. “But we’ll announce the name soon.” There were some inconsistencies on the NBA’s Web site. On another schedule page, users who clicked on a Seattle link were directed to a page headlined “2007-08 Oklahoma City Thunder schedule.” The address for that was http://www.nba.com/schedules/?team=thunder It was first reported by KOCO nearly three weeks ago that Thunder was the NBA team’s nickname based on the domain name okcthunderbasketball.com was purchased by the company that represents the league. The following week the NBA filed trademark rights to six nicknames for Oklahoma City’s franchise, including Thunder.