BY MIKE BALDWIN AND DARNELL MAYBERRY, Staff Writers •
Published: March 1, 2010
/articleid/3442994/1/pictures/867830"> Oklahoma City’s Thabo Sefolosha looks for room in front of pressure from Toronto’s Amir Johnson, left, and Hedo Turkoglu during the Thunder’s 119-99 win Sunday. PHOTO BY JOHN CLANTON, THE OKLAHOMAN
The Thunder received a Stevie Award, one of the most prestigious business honors, last week in Miami Beach, Fla. for its front-line customer service team. The Thunder was the only pro sports organization honored.
Competing with international organizations and companies, other winners included Kohl’s Department stores, DHL Exppress, Marriott International, Sherwin-Williams, Royal Caribbean and AT&T Business Direct.
The award’s moniker is taken from the name "Stephen,” derived from the Greek for "crowned.”
The Thunder also is a finalist for a SAMMY Award (Sales Advertising Marketing Management Idea of the Year), which honors sports organizations that have demonstrated creativity. Other 2010 SAMMY finalists include: The Milwaukee Brewers, Seattle Sounders and Toronto Maple Leafs.
With 1.8 seconds remaining in the first half, Krstic hit his first 3-pointer of the season and just the second of his career. It gave the Thunder a 61-47 lead at the half.