Following a press conference Monday in which Integris Health was announced as the Thunder’s official health care provider, team chairman Clay Bennett answered questions in a one-on-one interview with Oklahoman staff writer Mike Baldwin. Q: What kind of reaction have you received? Bennett: I’m hearing a lot of good things about how people feel about the experience. We’re getting better as a team. We’re getting better in the arena. It’s a lot of fun. We’ve gone from early on, some not-so-good comments, to no comments, to hearing a lot of nice comments. But we’ve still got a long way to go. Have tough economic times affected the Thunder? We’re insulated to some degree in that Oklahoma City is somewhat recession proof. We will feel it, of course. We’re feeling it now. Could the economic situation trickle into next season? It could. We’re sympathetic to that. We want to be sympathetic to our customers and their needs and where they are. Could it affect season-ticket prices next season? We’re looking at that right now. The key for us is we’re going to be very focused reaching out to our accounts, talking to them, maintaining relationships, making sure we’re doing all we can as an organization to keep them active as a season-ticket holder. Will there be a consolidation of accounts? Certainly. Will there be people that don’t renew full-season tickets and maybe go to packages? Certainly. The key is we want to provide all the service we can to our season-ticket holders. With a waiting list, are you confident the team will continue to sell a substantial amount of season tickets? I feel very good about where we are. We’re still new. We have a team on the rise. We have an organization on the rise. We are the only pro sports team in the state. We’re very focused on it and want to be smart and thoughtful about it as we move forward. What are your thoughts on the 8-34 record? For the most part, it’s on line with my expectations. I knew we were young. I knew the transition (from Seattle) was a challenge. All the teams in the league are good. They’re all competitive. On any given night anything can happen. I’m really impressed with our guys’ effort. They’re working hard. They are getting better every day. I’m encouraged and remain committed to our philosophy of building this team. I believe we’re on track. Is there one game you remember most? The ones that stand out are the last-minute losses, like Carmelo (Anthony). I don’t wish any ill on him, but couldn’t he have broken his hand a game before? That Denver game stands out. Do you still receive feedback on the nickname, logo or team colors? I recently received some nice unsolicited comments from out of market on our uniforms. What is the biggest area of concern? I’ve come to believe in this business that everything requires full attention all the time. It’s a 24/7 business that’s highly so competitive, so demanding, there is no room for error. It’s like the old saying, ‘The more you know, the more you know that you don’t know.’ All I know is to show up and work hard, try to do the right thing and put some good people together. I feel good about how we’re making progress.