Nick Collison loves us!: “Good day in okc.Good workout @ practice facility w/ByronMullens &Serge Ibaka then had successful day o house hunting.Btw weather is flawless.”
HoopsWorld’s second list of most influential in basketball: “Sam Presti, General Manager, Oklahoma City Thunder – Presti has become the model for the next generation of basketball executive. There is not anyone in the industry who does not want to do business with Presti; he is honest and he takes extreme care of his players and staff. Presti has an eye for talent that is almost unmatched. If he can turn Oklahoma City into a perennial playoff contender, he may be able to write his own ticket for the next 15 years.”
Vince Thomas of NBA.com looking at NBA players and Twitter: “Soon after the Beasley story broke, Kevin Durant, who grew up in a neighboring Maryland county, tweeted: “Man let my brother Mike Beasley learn from his mistakes … he gon be str8 … stop judgin him …” That was an unsolicited, naked, visceral response to what he saw happening to a friend and peer.”
I see this type of story at least once a week, but truthfully, it never gets old. I like reading about how good we’ll be in a few years.
The groundbreaking is going on in Edmond right now for the new practice facility. It is officially titled the Integris Health Thunder Development Center. Sam Presti, Clay Bennett, the Mayor and other important people are there.