August 17, 2009
New Oklahoma City Thunder Maurice Cheeks has been around. He's already been a head coach with the Philadelphia 76ers and Portland Trail Blazers. And the feeling is that he could become head coach in Oklahoma City if the current head coach, Scott Brooks, somehow implodes, according to the Oklahoman.
Word is that the Thunder isn't planning to can Brooks but the front office is feeling good that it has Cheeks in his back pocket. After all, the guy has led three teams to the postseason and has an overall NBA coaching record of 284-286.
And Brooks has another year on his contract and a team option for another.