Hey you guys! Brett Favre is back! Now, on to more important things.
A builder was selected for the new practice facility: “Atlas General Contracting won a $10 million contract to build the Oklahoma City Thunder’s new practice facility in northeast Oklahoma City. The city council approved the contract Tuesday, with the winning bid coming in at $10,009,000. “We budgeted between $15 million and $16 million for the project,” City Manager Jim Couch said. “That’s really good news because our revenues are down, and this will help us fill that gap.”
Basketbawful looks at December’s Worsties and as you would assume, OKC made the list: “The Thunder’s franchise-record losing streak: Mike Miller hit the game-winner with 0.1 seconds left as the Timberwolves sent the Thunder to a franchise record-tying 14th straight loss. That’s some historic suck, right there. Said Kevin Durant: “It’s definitely frustrating when you lose at the buzzer. It doesn’t matter if you’re not on a win streak. Any team would hate to lose like this.” Yeah. But especially when the phrase “franchise-worst losing streak” is stamped on the loss, right Kevin?”
This is a few days old, but I never saw it: “The Tulsa 66ers, members of the NBA Development League and affiliate for the Oklahoma City Thunder, announced today the franchise has completed a contract to play at the Tulsa Convention Center, beginning in the 2009-10 season. The 66ers will also relocate the team’s business office and staff to 2727 E. 21st St., Suite 500 in Tulsa.” I think it’s a great move to bring the team actually in to Tulsa. Hopefully that means better fan support and helps build a better system. Keep Reading…