Russell Westbrook Articles

  • Russell Westbrook finishes fourth in NBA MVP voting

    Erik Horne | Yesterday

    Despite missing 15 regular season games, Thunder guard Russell Westbrook was still one of the top finishers in the NBA’s Most Valuable Player voting for 2014-15. Westbrook finished fourth behind a slew of the best players in the game. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry beat Houston Rockets...

  • WATCH: Billy Donovan's Florida farewell press conference

    staff reports | Yesterday

    Billy Donovan goes back to Gainesville to talk to the media after being hired by the Oklahoma City Thunder. Watch the press conference here.

  • Chat Recap: Anthony Slater answers your Thunder questions

    staff reports | Yesterday

    The Oklahoman's Anthony Slater answered your questions on the Power Lunch chat, taking a deeper dive into the Billy Donovan hire, the NBA Playoffs, and the MVP voting. Here's the recap:

  • OKC Thunder: Billy Donovan has a track record of success dealing with personalities like Russell Westbrook

    BY ANTHONY SLATER | Published: Sat, May 2, 2015

    Billy Donovan will be coaching a New Zealander, a Turkish player and a Congo native who knows five different languages. But above all, everyone is interested in how he’ll handle the delicate task of managing the emotionally charged Russell Westbrook, something his predecessor (Scott Brooks) did...

  • David Thorpe says Billy Donovan is going to be a lot like Scott Brooks

    Berry Tramel | Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    Lots of opinions about the Thunder hire of Billy Donovan. But my favorite NBA analyst is David Thorpe, a former coach who now works with players individually — he’s worked with Serge Ibaka — and is a regular contributor to truehoop blog. Thorpe talked about Donovan in an interview with Henry...

  • VIDEO: Billy Donovan's introductory Thunder press conference

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    Billy Donovan was introduced as the new head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Watch the entire press conference here and review The Oklahoman's live coverage.

  • Chat Recap: Where does Billy Donovan rank among NBA coaches? Darnell Mayberry explains

    staff reports | Updated: Fri, May 1, 2015

    Before Billy Donovan was introduced Friday, Darnell Mayberry answered your Thunder and NBA related questions on the Power Lunch chat. Here's the recap.

  • VIDEO: Florida creates classy Billy Donovan tribute

    Published: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    Billy Donovan is the new coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder, a move the University of Florida saw coming, as it released a video tribute on Thursday via The 1-minute, 50-second video is pure class, and pays homage to Donovan's impact throughout his 19 years in Gainesville....

  • Billy Donovan agrees to deal to become Thunder coach

    darnell mayberry | Published: Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    A coaching search that started with Thunder general manager Sam Presti saying he wouldn’t limit the scope of candidates he would consider ended Thursday with Oklahoma City getting the one man it seemed to be after from the start.

  • Report: Thunder coach search 'completely focused' on Billy Donovan

    Published: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    The Billy Donovan-to-Oklahoma City rumblings have been getting louder and louder, and sources say the Thunder is " completely focused " on the University of Florida coach. Donovan had a chance to make a move to the NBA when the Cleveland Cavaliers expressed interest in him last...



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