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Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: Scott Brooks not expected to miss any games

Brooks will remain with team on game nights despite the recent death of his mother, Lee. The team is scheduled on Thursday to bus from Oakland to Sacramento, which is an hour away from Brooks' hometown of Manteca, Calif., where his mother still lived. The team will not practice on Thursday.
by Darnell Mayberry Published: January 23, 2013
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Thunder coach Scott Brooks is not expected to miss any upcoming games despite the recent death of his mother, Lee, who died Saturday.


Brooks coached the next night in Denver and was on the sideline again Tuesday against the Los Angeles Clippers and Wednesday at Golden State.

At noon Thursday, the Thunder is scheduled to bus from Oakland to Sacramento, which is an hour away from Brooks' hometown of Manteca, Calif., where his mother still lived. The Thunder will have Thursday off in Sacramento after playing a back-to-back as is customary.

Brooks and the team, however, are keeping the matter private.

FORBES VALUES THUNDER FRANCHISE AT $475 MILLION

In its annual valuations of NBA franchises, Forbes estimated the Thunder to be valued at $475 million. Oklahoma City ranked 12th in value among the league's 30 teams.

New York topped the list with an estimated value of $1.1 billion. The Knicks were followed by the Los Angeles Lakers ($1 billion), Chicago ($800 million), Boston ($730 million), Dallas ($685 million), Miami ($625 million), Houston ($568 million), Golden State ($555 million), Brooklyn ($530 million), San Antonio ($527 million) and Sacramento ($525 million).

Forbes also estimated the Thunder to have an annual profit of $30 million.

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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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