Thunder notebook: Kevin Durant stands behind controversial Nike shoe

BY DARNELL MAYBERRY, Staff Writer, dmayberry@opubco.com Modified: March 2, 2010 at 1:46 pm •  Published: March 2, 2010

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folosha, however, said he’s undecided on whether he’ll participate with the national team and said the final decision will depend heavily on how his body feels following this season.

"I haven’t thought about it much yet,” Sefolosha said. "I don’t know if I’m going to play with the national team or not. We’ll see.”

BROOKS WINS COACH OF THE MONTH
Thunder coach Scott Brooks won Western Conference Coach of the Month honors after Oklahoma City’s 9-2 record in the month. The Thunder had wins over Atlanta, New Orleans, Portland, Dallas and Toronto in February and averaged 104.3 points in the month.

It’s the first time Brooks has won the award since taking over on an interim basis in November 2009. But with the Thunder a surprising 35-23, Brooks has a strong chance to win the NBA Coach of the Year award. He just doesn’t like to discuss his potential accolades.

"I’m not concerned with it,” Brooks said. "I think it does a disservice to talk about it. We have a lot of games left. It’s about our guys. It’s never about the coach.”

ANDERSON STANDING OUT WITH TOUGHNESS
Brooks said he isn’t sure whether Antonio Anderson will receive a second 10-day contract when his current 10-day expires Wednesday. But Brooks said the rookie guard out of Memphis is standing out with his toughness.

"His toughness and his defensive mentality,” Brooks said. "I think he’s a better shooter than he probably gets credit for, because he’s making some shots in practice. He’s a good kid that works hard.”

BRIEFLY
Nenad Krstic, who sustained a right ankle injury and re-injured his right thumb Sunday against Toronto, did not practice Monday but is expected to play tonight against the Kings. ... Byron Mullens and Kyle Weaver on Monday were sent to the Tulsa 66ers, the Thunder’s affiliate in the NBA D-League.



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