Monday, October 6, 2014

30 Teams in 30 Days: Oklahoma City Thunder

Our "30 Teams in 30 Days" series now takes us to Oklahoma City for a look at the Oklahoma City Thunder, as they look to bounce back from a rough go in the 2014 Western Conference Finals and to look at a positive outcome entering this upcoming season.

Last season's record: 59-23(1st in Northwest Division, 2nd in Western Conference; Def. MEM 4-3 in Western Conference First Round; Def. LAC 4-2 in Western Conference Semi-finals; Lost to SA 4-2 in Western Conference Finals)

Head Coach: Scott Brooks(7th season, 293-170 overall with OKC)

Arena: Chesapeake Energy Arena(18,203)


The Oklahoma City Thunder is starting to come into their own as one of the elite teams in the NBA over the past 5 seasons, all of which are winning seasons, and when the Thunder hired Scott Brooks as their head coach in 2008, his main goal was to make the Thunder a perennial contender year in and year out, and they done so with the person at the center of it all for Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant.

The chemistry between Durant and Brooks resulted in Oklahoma City notching its 5th consecutive winning season with a 59-23 mark and a Northwest Division title, thus securing the number 2 seed in last year's Western Conference Playoffs, where they took down Memphis in 7 games and defeated the Los Angeles Clippers in 6 games, before they would meet their doom in last year's Western Conference Finals, losing in 6 to the eventual champion San Antonio Spurs.

This year, it's a fresh slate for Oklahoma City, as the Thunder is hungry to pick up where they left off, with Durant running the show, and things are indeed looking up in OKC for the Thunder, as they look to keep the momentum going into the 2014-15 season.

Upcoming team previews in the "30 Teams in 30 Days" series

  • Tuesday: Denver Nuggets
  • Wednesday: Utah Jazz
  • Thursday: Phoenix Suns
  • Friday: Los Angeles Clippers

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