Oklahoma City Thunder TV analyst Grant Long resigns from position

Thunder television analyst Grant Long has resigned his position and will not return to Fox Sports Oklahoma for the 2014-15 season, the Thunder announced Monday. Long held the position alongside color commentator Brian Davis since the team moved to Oklahoma City in 2008.
by Darnell Mayberry Published: July 21, 2014
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photo - Grant Long watches during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, March. 5, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Grant Long watches during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, March. 5, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

“I don't have any control over that, so I couldn't promise that because I couldn't deliver that,” Long was quoted as saying. “I've never made the promise that I would bring in any players or coaches or anybody.”

The report, citing court records, went on to detail how nine different business, including two local quick-cash companies, have filed lawsuits against Long since his loan from Rowell.

Earlier this year, Long filed for bankruptcy in federal court. His initial paperwork, according to Fox 25, listed only four creditors, which included two out-of-state casinos that Long said he owed more than $300,000.

When asked by Fox 25 about those debts, Long declined to discuss the matter.

“That's my personal business, and I won't go into that,” Long said.

The Thunder never responded to the report. In a brief statement Monday, the team announced it is now moving forward.

“The Thunder wishes Grant well and will immediately begin the search of finding his replacement,” the statement read.

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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