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Thunder Coach Brooks Gets New Contract After Trip to NBA Finals

July 03, 2012

The Oklahoma City Thunder gave coach Scott Brooks a multiyear contract extension following a season in which they made the National Basketball Association Finals.

Brooks, 46, has a 174-125 record since taking over as Oklahoma City’s coach during the 2008-09 season. The Thunder have 152 wins under Brooks over the past three years and have reached the playoffs each season, winning two division titles.

“Continuing with Scott as our head coach is extremely significant for the future of our organization,” Thunder General Manager Sam Presti said in a statement. “He’s been integral to our success and we have a deep appreciation for his tireless dedication to our players’ development.”

The Thunder didn’t disclose terms of Brooks’s contract.

Brooks received the NBA’s Coach of the Year award after his first full season with the Thunder in 2009-10, when Oklahoma City had a 50-32 record a year after going 22-47. The Thunder went 47-19 last season and won the Western Conference title before losing to the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals.

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