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Thunder notebook: Shaun Livingston impressed with teammates in first practice

Oklahoman Modified: April 3, 2009 at 4:41 am •  Published: April 3, 2009
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Recently signed guard Shaun Livingston participated in his first practice Thursday, and one of the things that stood out was the talent level of the team’s young nucleus.

"This is definitely a young group of guys and I really like them,” Livingston said. "They’re energetic. Guys are talented, some of the most talented guys in the league along with Portland’s group as far as young, talented athletes. So I’m excited to work with them and just be a part of it.”

Carlesimo joins TNT crew
Former Thunder coach P.J. Carlesimo has joined TNT as an in-game analyst. Carlesimo, who was fired on Nov. 22 after starting the season 1-12, worked Thursday night’s Denver-Utah game alongside play-by-play man Kevin Harlan and sideline reporter Marty Snider.

Carlesimo, who served as a radio analyst during the NCAA Tournament for Westwood One, also will be an analyst during TNT’s 40 games in 40 nights coverage for the NBA playoffs.

"He’s a basketball guy. He loves the game,” coach Scott Brooks said. "He’s very knowledgeable. He’s been around the league. I think it’s a great pickup for TNT. He’s a basketball junkie...He can give that good insight.”

Tisdale to be honored Tuesday
Former Oklahoma star Wayman Tisdale will be honored with the Thunder Community Hero Award at Tuesday’s game against San Antonio.

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