The Thunder announced Friday that their D-League affiliate, the Tulsa 66ers, will relocate to Oklahoma City.
“Our two seasons in Bixby were successful and we were pleased to be there, but circumstances beyond our control made it necessary to look for a new home for our Development League team,” said Danny Barth, executive vice president and chief administrative officer of the Thunder. “We explored several potentially viable options, but were unable to find a facility in the Tulsa area that meets all of our business and basketball needs, so we made the decision to bring the team to Oklahoma City,” Barth said. “We offer our sincere thanks to the communities of Tulsa and Bixby, and to all of the 66ers fans and sponsors in the area for their loyal support over the past few years.”
The Thunder are currently negotiating with the Cox Convention Center to play the 66ers games there. The team will practice at the Thunder’s old practice facility, the Thunder Community Events Center in Edmond.