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    Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks expected to be named NBA Coach of the Year today
    By JENNI CARLSON, Staff Columnist
    Published: April 21, 2010

    The Thunder will hold a press conference this afternoon to announce an NBA award.

    Thunder coach Scott Brooks, a candidate for NBA Coach of the Year, will be in attendance along with general manager Sam Presti.

    The press conference is set for 4 p.m. at the Ford Center.

    In his first full season as the Thunder's head coach, Brooks has led the team to a 27-game turnaround. The Thunder won 50 games in the regular season and made the playoffs after winning only 23 games a season ago.

    The Thunder has dropped the first two games of it best-of-seven series against the Los Angeles Lakes. The series shifts to Oklahoma City on Thursday night.

    Brooks replaced P.J. Carlesimo on an interim basis 13 games into last season. The Thunder posted a 22-47 record the rest of the season including a 15-17 stretch from late December into early March.

    The Thunder removed the interim tag and made Brooks the head coach over the summer.
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    Congrats! Hopefully this comes with no jinx to him or the team.

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    Allright! He definitely deserves it with the way this team has progressed this season!

    Where are all the Brooks haters now?

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    Well there it is.

    We need to start looking for Brooks replacement next year.

    Van Gundy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by okclee View Post
    Well there it is.

    We need to start looking for Brooks replacement next year.

    Van Gundy?
    Nah. Everyone says the Thunder is built in the San Antonio mold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderhead View Post
    Nah. Everyone says the Thunder is built in the San Antonio mold.
    I hope so. Either way congrats to Scott Brooks and the Thunder.

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    Awesome. Not a big surprise though, I'm sure almost everyone in the NBA was expecting this about 3/4 of the way through the season.

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    Presser going on NBA.com right now. Congrats Scotty!

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    Congratulations !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Heck yeah Scotty! Congrats!
    Watch out for Serge Iblocka!

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    Just watched the presser. Congrats! Now, let's get a freaking win!

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    Thunder's Brooks named Coach of the Year

    Posted Apr 21 2010 5:23PM

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks has been named the NBA's coach of the year after engineering the league's best turnaround.

    The Thunder won 27 more games this season than they did a year ago, going 50-32 and earning the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference playoffs with the NBA's youngest roster.

    The improvement came without a significant free agent signing. Instead, the team is primarily the same group of players as last season plus rookies James Harden, Serge Ibaka and Eric Maynor.

    Brooks and the Thunder now face another daunting turnaround: an 0-2 deficit in their best-of-seven series against the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers. Game 3 is Thursday night in Oklahoma City.

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    The vote totals are on that page. 14 coaches got at least a 3rd place vote but Phil Jackson didn't get any votes.

    http://www.nba.com/2010/news/04/21/c...ase/index.html


    Brooks named 2009-10 NBA Coach of the Year
    By Official release
    Posted Apr 21 2010 5:26PM

    NEW YORK, April 21, 2010 -- Oklahoma City's Scott Brooks is the recipient of the Red Auerbach Trophy as the 2009-10 NBA Coach of the Year, the NBA announced today.

    Brooks totaled 480 points, including 71 first-place votes, from a panel of 123 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada. Coaches were awarded five points for each first-place vote, three points for each second-place vote and one point for each third-place vote.

    2009-10 NBA COACH OF THE YEAR RESULTS
    Coach, Team 1st 2nd 3rd Pts
    Scott Brooks, Oklahoma City 71 39 8 480
    Scott Skiles, Milwaukee 26 54 21 313
    Nate McMillan, Portland 9 9 35 107
    Jerry Sloan, Utah 10 9 21 98
    Alvin Gentry, Phoenix 4 5 11 46
    Larry Brown, Charlotte 1 2 12 23
    George Karl, Denver 1 1 3 11
    Rick Adelman, Houston - 2 1 7
    Mike Woodson, Atlanta - 2 1 7
    Lionel Hollins, Memphis - - 6 6
    Stan Van Gundy, Orlando 1 - - 5
    Mike Brown, Cleveland - - 2 2
    Rick Carlisle, Dallas - - 1 1
    Erik Spoelstra, Miami - - 1 1

    In his first full season at the helm in Oklahoma City, Brooks guided the Thunder to a 50-32 (.610) season and the organization's first playoff berth since 2005. Brooks coached the Thunder -- the NBA's youngest team -- to an NBA-best 27-game turnaround following a 23-59 (.280) record in 2008-09.

    Brooks was named NBA Coach of the Month for February after leading the Thunder to the NBA's best winning percentage (.818) with a 9-2 mark, including a 5-1 record on the road. Oklahoma City opened the month with seven consecutive wins, extending a winning streak that began in January to nine games, the Thunder's longest winning streak since the 2004-05 season.

    Brooks, who had been named interim head coach on Nov. 22, 2008, was named head coach of the Thunder on April 15, 2009, prior to the team's final game of the season. Before his appointment as interim head coach, Brooks was an assistant coach with the team since the 2007-08 season.

    Before joining the Thunder organization, Brooks served as an assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings (2006-07), after beginning his NBA coaching career under George Karl as an assistant coach for the Denver Nuggets (2003-06).

    The Coach of the Year Award is named after legendary coach and Hall of Famer Red Auerbach who guided the Celtics to nine NBA Championships. In 1996, Auerbach was honored as one of the Top 10 Coaches in NBA History as the NBA celebrated its 50th anniversary.

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    He deserved it.

    Give him the award and lets move on.

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    Congratulations Coach Brooks. You have earned the Right and moreover, are Well deserved of the title.

    You make Oklahoma City proud!

    Now quit celebrating and go do some of that coachin' stuff, we need to Wins over the Lakers!
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