Browsing Scott Brooks

Washington Wizards Preview: Bradley Beal & John Wall Have to Get Along

Posted on 20 Sep, 2016, by in NBA

The Washington Wizards are coming off a season in which they missed the playoffs, haven’t really improved their roster, and it seems like their two best players, Bradley Beal and John Wall, really don’t like each other. More

NBA Head Coaches Fired This Season (So Far)

Posted on 13 May, 2015, by in Featured, NBA

With Monty Williams getting surprisingly fired by the New Orleans Pelicans, there are now five head coaches who lost their jobs during this NBA season or once the playoffs began. Williams joins Mike Malone, Jacques Vaughn, Brian Shaw and Scott Brooks. More

Oklahoma City Thunder – Scott Brooks is Fired; College Basketball Coach is Next

Posted on 23 Apr, 2015, by in NBA

The rumors were circulating about Scott Brooks getting fired from the moment the Oklahoma City Thunder failed to make the NBA playoffs. A week to mull it over, and Sam Presti pulled the trigger. Fair or not, it’s done, and now the team is trying to go after some big college basketball names to take over what is a very talented group of players, with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook at the forefront. More

NBA Rumors – Oklahoma City Thunder Considering Firing Scott Brooks

Posted on 16 Apr, 2015, by in NBA

Not making the playoffs for the first time in six years puts Scott Brooks on the hot seat, with reports of the Oklahoma City Thunder considering replacing him this offseason. More

Oklahoma City Thunder – Russell Westbrook Keeps Hurting his own Team

Posted on 8 Jan, 2015, by in NBA

Losing back-to-back with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook in the lineup is new to the Oklahoma City Thunder, getting blown out (104-83) for a second consecutive game, this time by the Sacramento Kings, making us all wonder about whether or not they really are good enough to still contend for the NBA title. More

Oklahoma City Thunder – Scott Brooks Isn’t Going Anywhere

Posted on 6 Jun, 2014, by in NBA

Things are seen quite differently by even the most knowledgeable of NBA fans and people who actually work in the league – general managers and head coaches. Scott Brooks doesn’t get any appreciation outside that small little clique, but it doesn’t seem like criticism from the “outside world” is going to hurt his position as the head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder. More

Oklahoma City Thunder – Something Has to Change

Posted on 2 Jun, 2014, by in NBA

Another season without an NBA title for that seemed destined to be with at least one by now. The Oklahoma City Thunder are great, but so far the tandem of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook is improving individually without getting them to the promised land, while Scott Brooks is taking shots of criticism, Kendrick Perkins is once more looked at as something of a liability and Serge Ibaka might be getting a new starting five partner next to him in Steven Adams. More

NBA Playoffs – Oklahoma City Thunder Can’t Adjust; Gregg Popovich Finally Understands

Posted on 30 May, 2014, by in NBA

After the San Antonio Spurs lost two games in a row to the Oklahoma City Thunder, it seemed like the veteran team striving to make another NBA finals was on the verge of reaching a breaking point. But Gregg Popovich understood he needs to change his thought process and approach. He decided to go smaller, which means Tim Duncan and Tiago Splitter not on the court together, resulting in more minutes for Boris Diaw and Matt Bonner, resulting in their best performance of the series. More

NBA Playoffs – Oklahoma City Thunder Giving up on Thabo Sefolosha, Raising Reggie Jackson

Posted on 27 May, 2014, by in NBA

It seems Scott Brooks is finally making adjustments, something he’s always been criticized for not doing and relying on the talent of his players to make up for tactical ability from their head coach. Not that he’s not still putting the ball in the hands of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, but he has made changes to his lineup that weren’t doomed to fail from the beginning, as the return of Serge Ibaka enabled him to give up on Thabo Sefolosha and insert Reggie Jackson into the starting lineup. More

NBA Playoffs – San Antonio Spurs in Control, Oklahoma City Thunder in Trouble

Posted on 20 May, 2014, by in NBA

This was the kind of offensive display the San Antonio Spurs were hoping to get against a weakened Oklahoma City Thunder defense, helping Tim Duncan early on and Manu Ginobili later in game 1 to dominate and find points with ease in a dominating 122-105 victory to take a 1-0 lead in the Western Conference finals over a team that has only one lineup that works defensively and a Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook duo that need plenty of help. More