Thunder Fire Former Coach Of the Year

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As of Wednesday, the Oklahoma City Thunder parted ways with long term and former coach of of the year, Scott Brooks.

After failing to make the playoffs for the first time in five years, three of which they were either the one or two seed in the Western Conference, the organization felt it was time for a change.

Certainly Brooks wasn’t let go for a lack of coaching ability or even results. He’s certainly produce great things for the Thunder, leading them to be one of the most dominant teams in the league for half a decade.

But despite all the wins, scoring titles, block titles, sixth man of the year award, 2010 coach of the year award, and the 2014 MVP, none of it was what OKC truly wanted, a championship title.

With the talent that fills OKC’s roster with players like Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka, and most importantly Kevin Durant, it’s a question into why the Thunder haven’t won a few titles by now.

Going 338-207 in the regular season meant nothing in the end after only making it to the finals once, where they lost 4-1 to the surging power of Lebron’s Miami Heat.

The Thunder need to start winning the big games before it’s too late, meaning either Durant and Westbrook leave or get seriously injured.

With an impressive resume and only being released due to a need for a new face in the front office, it’s highly possible for Brooks to find another coaching job somewhere.

With a vacant head coaching spot, rumors of Florida’s Billy Donovan or UCONN’s Kevin Ollie taking the job have been spreading almost immediately following Brooks release, despite Ollie publically announcing he has no interest in coaching in the NBA.