Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: New Lakers coach no biggie to Thunder

Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks said hiring of Mike D'Antoni does not change how the Thunder looks at Western Conference battle.
by Darnell Mayberry Published: November 12, 2012
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Rookie forward Perry Jones III and fellow rookie Jeremy Lamb, as well as assistant coach Maz Trakh, showered Westbrook with the song.

How did Trakh get dragged into duty with the rookies?

“Coach said whoever has the ugliest haircut has to be in it, and everybody chose Coach Maz,” Jones said. “Maz was trying to sing kind of fast. We had to kind of slow him down. We had to go at our pace. But it was terrible as usual.”

TIP-INS

Miami forward LeBron James and Denver forward Kenneth Faried won Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week honors. Thunder forwards Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka were the only other Western Conference nominees for last week. … After a two-game absence due to a sprained left ankle, center Hasheem Thabeet rejoined the lineup Monday against Detroit. … Lamb started the second quarter but went scoreless with two fouls and a turnover in three minutes.

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by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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