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Russell Westbrook on his brother's tweet about Scott Brooks: "We don't conduct business like that"

by Anthony Slater Published: April 25, 2014

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, left, celebrates after dunking the ball over Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. The Thunder won 107-101. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, left, celebrates after dunking the ball over Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. The Thunder won 107-101. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

Minutes after Ray Westbrook — Russell Westbrook’s brother — tweeted out that the Thunder needed a coaching change Thursday night, he had deleted it.

By Friday morning, he had apologized for the Internet remark, saying he “was just caught up in the game” and “shouldn’t have said it”.

By Friday afternoon, Russell got in on the issue, saying his brother’s tweet was out of line.

“I took care of that, man,” Russell said at Friday’s practice. “We don’t conduct business like that.”

Westbrook also said that his brother’s opinion had no reflection on how he feels about Scott Brooks and his future coaching the Thunder.

“Me and Scotty have a great relationship,” Russell said. “I’ve never once mentioned that I want Scotty to leave ever since I’ve been here. We created a bond with each other that’s grown.”

by Anthony Slater
Thunder Beat Writer
Anthony Slater started on the Thunder beat in the summer of 2013, joining after two years as NewsOK.com's lead sports blogger and web editor. A native Californian, Slater attended Sonoma State for two years before transferring to Oklahoma State in...
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