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Scott Brooks | Guard

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (50) / 7/31/1965
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 165
College: UC-Irvine

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Scott Brooks is reportedly prepared to sit out the 2015-16 season.
Brooks has declined to interview for the open Magic, Pelicans, and Nuggets head coaching positions and seems inclined to wait a season before returning to the bench. While there may be a mystery team who emerges, it looks like fans will be seeing Brooks as an analyst on TV before seeing him on an NBA bench again. May 28 - 9:21 AM
Source: ESPN

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Scott Brooks has declined to interview with the Pelicans and the Nuggets, and Yahoo Sports is reporting that he could sit out the 2015-16 season.

Brooks does plan on coaching again, but he wants to look into television opportunities and spend some time with his family. Brooks was the 2010 NBA Coach of the Year, and even though he excelled at player development, he received a lot of criticism for his inability to make in-game adjustments. We will let you know if he is linked to any other coaching positions.
May 20 - 12:21 PM

Scott Brooks is reportedly being considered for the head coaching position in Orlando.

Orlando's first choice for their next head coach is reportedly Tom Thibodeau, who is rumored to be let go at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season. However, if those rumors do not come to fruition, Scott Brooks is reportedly the runner-up candidate, with Golden States' assistant Alvin Gentry also being mentioned. As far as fantasy basketball is concerned, Brooks would not be the ideal candidate as his rotations are often very difficult to predict. Gentry's fast-passed style on the other hand makes for a fantasy friendly game.
May 8 - 11:47 AM

The Oklahoma City Thunder are finalizing a deal to make Billy Donovan their next head coach, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

After 19 years at the University of Florida, it sounds like Donovan is finally ready to make the jump to the NBA and the deal could be announced as soon as Thursday. Donovan will inherit a talented Thunder roster, but will have very high expectations and will be faced with the possibility of Kevin Durant's departure as a free agent after the 2015-16 season. We'll update this item as soon as more information is available, but it sounds like Donovan will be in for an interesting first season in Oklahoma City.
Apr 30 - 12:08 PM

Billy Donovan is close to reaching an agreement to be the next head coach of the Thunder, and an announcement is expected to be made on either Thursday or Friday.

This story has been brewing for a while now, so there aren't really any surprises here. Donovan will be pressured to win almost immediately, and it will be interesting to see what kind of relationship he forms with the likes of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka. We will let you know when the two sides reach an agreement.
Apr 29 - 10:26 PM

Billy Donovan has "formally" begun talks with the Thunder regarding their head coach position.

It's no secret that Donovan is the clear favorite to land the job, and there are still no reports of additional candidates after Kevin Ollie pulled his name from consideration. We will continue to follow this story closely, but all signs point to Donovan coaching the Thunder in the 2015-16 campaign. For what it's worth, an offer could be made as early as today.
Source: ESPN
Apr 29 - 9:53 AM

Billy Donovan will reportedly take the Thunder head coaching job if it is offered to him.

Thunder general manager Sam Presti visited Gainesville in February on what was rumored to be a trip to scout Donovan, so there may be some fire where there's smoke here. Kevin Ollie has reportedly pulled his name from consideration in Oklahoma City, so we'll keep a close eye to see if Donovan finally makes the jump to the NBA if and when the Thunder make an offer.
Apr 28 - 10:54 AM

The Thunder have fired head coach Scott Brooks according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

Wow. It's tough to blame Brooks after such an injury-plagued season, but he has been on the hot seat for a few seasons now and his offense and in-game adjustments have always been heavily criticized. Brooks had the public support of his star players, so it will be interesting to see if Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook or Serge Ibaka has anything to say about this. Brooks has reportedly become an instant contender for the head coaching jobs in Orlando and Denver, while University of Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie and Florida Gators head coach Billy Donovan are among the many names being thrown around the rumor mill to replace Brooks in OKC.
Apr 22 - 1:30 PM

University of Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie is being "seriously considered" for the Thunder head coaching job.

Last week, Yahoo! Sports reported that the Thunder will evaluate Scott Brooks, so there's going to be some extra heat on Brooks with this report. Ollie took the Huskies to the NCAA Championship in 2014 and was an NBA coaching candidate last summer. The Thunder failed to make the playoffs due to the injuries to Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka, but Brooks' offense has been criticized since he became a head coach. Expect the team to shoot the Ollie rumor down in the near future.
Source: SNY
Apr 20 - 3:23 PM

Scott Brooks said in Thursday's exit interview that he plans on being back with OKC next season.

"I expect to be the coach next season," he said. He's entering the final year of his contract and there has been some chatter that he might not be back. There is no shortage of evidence to point to indicating that a move should be made not just now, but many years ago, including the overuse of Kendrick Perkins, the lack of discipline and imagination on offense, playing time issues, letting Derek Fisher get torched so many times, out of bounds plays and more. His players like him and play hard for him though, but one wonders if that's enough to outweigh the obvious basketball decisions that have flopped.
Apr 16 - 12:34 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder will reportedly evaluate their partnership with head coach Scott Brooks before brining him back fo the final year of his contract.

Brooks is under contract for the 2015-16 season and the Thunder hold a team option for 2016-17, but there are league sources close to Brooks who have doubts about his job security. While the Thunder disappointingly finished out of the playoffs, Brooks had to withstand major injuries to star players like Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka and may get the benefit of the doubt for one more season. There is undoubtedly more to come on this one -- stay tuned.
Apr 16 - 9:21 AM

The Thunder have hired Mark Daigneault to coach the teams D-League affiliate.

Daigneault spent the last four years as an assistant coach to Billy Donovan at the University of Florida, and during his time there, the team built an impressive record of 120-30. "I have had a great deal of respect for the Thunder organization throughout my career, and I’m excited to immerse myself in the culture there, and focus on the continued development of the program," said Daigneault.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 05:07:00 PM

The Thunder have hired Darko Rajakovic as an assistant coach.

Rajakovic spent the past two seasons as the head coach of OKC's D-League affiliate, the Tulsa 66ers. During that time his team went 51-49, and made a D-League semifinals appearance during the 2012-13 season. "Darko’s understanding of the core tenants of what we do, thanks to his time in Tulsa, will maintain a level of consistency that we value and his various head coaching experiences internationally will provide another layer to our coaches," said Scott Brooks.
Sun, Jul 6, 2014 10:10:00 AM

Scott Brooks will be back to coach the Oklahoma City Thunder next season, according to general manager Sam Presti.

"Scotty, I think, did an excellent job," Presti said on Thursday. "[He] will come back a little bit better." Brooks saw plenty of criticism directed his way after the Thunder were bounced by the Spurs in the Western Conference finals. Both Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook spoke out in support of their coach, and now the team's general manager has done so as well.
Thu, Jun 5, 2014 02:09:00 PM

When Scott Brooks was asked directly about his job security the coach replied, "It's something that I don't even consider."

Perhaps it is something he should consider as Scott Brooks overly simplistic offense has been often criticized over the years. OKC tends to play with a stand-and-watch offense, in which the ball is handed to either Kevin Durant or Russell Westbrook, and one of those guys tries to make a play. Although Scott Brooks has made multiple deep playoff runs during his tenure with OKC, it could be a situation in which that statistics is more indicative of the players than the coach.
Sun, Jun 1, 2014 12:35:00 PM