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NBA Rumors – Oklahoma City Thunder Can’t Afford Durant & Westbrook Losing Their Head

Posted on 19 May, 2016, by in NBA

The problem for the Oklahoma City Thunder in their Western Conference Finals series? Their margin of error is almost non existent defensively, and they especially can’t afford Kevin Durant losing his head, or Russell Westbrook running on empty. More

NBA Rumors – Oklahoma City Thunder, Russell Westbrook Calmer When Kevin Durant is Around

Posted on 24 Nov, 2015, by in NBA

It’s stating the obvious saying that the Oklahoma City Thunder are better off with Kevin Durant than without him. That’s not the point. The issue is how having Durant back in action takes the team out of the irresponsible hands of Russell Westbrook, and balances things out for a bit. More

NBA Rumors: Oklahoma City Thunder, Kevin Durant Can’t Stop Russell Westbrook From Self-Destruction

Posted on 5 Nov, 2015, by in NBA

The Oklahoma City Thunder were on their way to a home win against the Toronto Raptors, but then the fourth quarter arrived, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook got back into the game to wrap things up, but then the Westbrook did what sometimes he can’t stop himself from doing: Ruin the game for his team. More

Oklahoma City Thunder – Russell Westbrook Helps Out Billy Donovan, Shreds Tony Parker

Posted on 29 Oct, 2015, by in NBA

Everyone talking about the return of Kevin Durant probably gave Russell Westbrook some extra motivation for the first game of the season, leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 112-106 win over the San Antonio Spurs, giving Billy Donovan a nice victory on his debut in the NBA while revealing the problems for the still meshing Spurs. More

Oklahoma City Thunder – Don’t Forget About Them

Posted on 19 Jul, 2015, by in Featured, NBA

Everyone is talking about the San Antonio Spurs as the new favorites to win the NBA championship. The Golden State Warriors are the defending and looking very strong champions. The Cleveland Cavaliers are re-loading and if healthy might actually be the best team in the NBA. And how can one forget about the Los Angeles Clippers, vastly improving this free agency? Somehow, everyone has forgotten about the Oklahoma City Thunder. More

NBA Rumors – Oklahoma City Thunder Won’t be Too Patient With Billy Donovan

Posted on 1 May, 2015, by in NBA

Heading into the NBA for the first time in his coaching career might not be the pleasant, patient experience Billy Donovan is used to from coaching Florida in college basketball. The Oklahoma City Thunder want to win now, while also focusing on making sure Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook don’t start thinking about playing for someone else. More

NBA Rumors – Oklahoma City Thunder Trying to Sign Billy Donovan as Head Coach

Posted on 29 Apr, 2015, by in NBA

The Oklahoma City Thunder might be keeping an eye out for certain hired coaches still in the playoffs, but they’re also moving forward with their head coach search, beginning with Florida’s Billy Donovan, who might be the favorite to land the job. More

Cleveland Cavaliers Fire Mike Brown – Who Comes Next?

Posted on 13 May, 2014, by in NBA

It has been a rough few years for Mike Brown, who gets the less than impressive mark of being fired by the same team twice, being let go by the Cleveland Cavaliers after only one season at the helm. This will obviously put the names of George Karl and Stan Van Gundy at the top of the list for successors, while Mark Jackson will also be in the mix, along with college basketball coaches like Billy Donovan, Fred Hoiberg, Tim Izzo, John Beilein and Tony Bennett. More

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Head Coaches of the 2014 NCAA Tournament Final Four

Posted on 1 Apr, 2014, by in Featured, NBA

The Final Four isn’t just a battle between young players and school traditions. It’s also mind games between head coaches, with John Calipari (Kentucky) and Billy Donovan (Florida) representing the ones who have already won the national championship, while Bo Ryan (Wisconsin) and Kevin Ollie (UConn) are in the national semifinals for the first time in their career as head coaches. More

Florida Gators – Too Good For the One and Done Bunch

Posted on 13 Feb, 2013, by in NBA

There’s something refreshing to see about a lineup without any freshmen schooling the Freshmen group that John Calipari put together and this time probably won’t take him all the way. The Florida Gators have real team under Billy Donovan, and not just a bunch of talented individuals. More