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Storm-safe room inside new practice facility another benefit for Thunder

There will be a 1,000-square foot storm-safe room in the Thunder's new practice facility that will double as an equipment room.
BY MIKE BALDWIN, Staff Writer, Modified: July 6, 2010 at 9:17 pm •  Published: July 6, 2010

"You're a little (scared of tornadoes), but you really don't think about it," Westbrook said. "But you never know with Oklahoma weather. It can be sunny one day, raining tomorrow, then warm or cold. It's good to have that shelter. You hope you never need it. But it's good we have it."

Marc St. Yves is in his 31st season with the organization. The first 25 years he held the title of team equipment manager. The past three years he's served as director of team operations responsible for team travel, equipment and team events.

"(The safe room's) primary use will be for our equipment," said Thunder general manager Sam Presti. "Fortunately for Marc it will certainly be the most efficient, sturdiest equipment room in the NBA."

Krstic was asked the biggest natural disasters threats in Serbia.

"We really don't have any of that, tornadoes, hurricanes or earthquakes," Krstic said. "We only have wars."