Scott Brooks And OKC Not Close To A Deal Yet

Scott Brooks And OKC Not Close To A Deal Yet

Published on June 30th, 2012

OKC coach Scott Brooks and the franchise are reportedly not close to a deal yet...


 

 

Posted by Daye Kaba

 

OKC coach Scott Brooks and the franchise are reportedly not close to a deal yet:

 

The Oklahoma City Thunder have added a fourth year to a contract extension offer to coach Scott Brooks, but the two sides still have significant differences on salary, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Brooks’ contract expires on Saturday, and he could immediately become a candidate for the Portland Trail Blazers , sources said. Thunder GM Sam Presti and Brooks’ agent, Warren LeGarie, have had conversations this week, but there is still a gap between the sides.

With an NBA Finals appearance and consecutive trips to the Western Conference finals, Brooks has been seeking a deal that elevates his pay among a higher tier of league coaches. Presti has repeatedly said the Thunder value Brooks as their coach and insists they want him to return.

Y! Sports reported during the Finals that Brooks had been offered a three-year extension worth around $11 million. Brooks made $2.1 million in the final year of his deal this season.

I think he earned it. He put together this Thunder team, and led them to the top. There aren't many coaches in the league that have done a better job than Brooks in the past several years. Pay the man, he deserves it.

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