Scott Brooks signed a new multiyear contract Monday to remain as coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the Daily Oklahoman reported that previous reports have said it was a four-year deal worth between $16 million and $18 million, fully guaranteed. Brooks, 46, made about $2.1 million last season in the final year of a three-year deal that expired at 12:01 a.m. Sunday. "People were looking at (Saturday) as a deadline to get this done, but there was no deadline," Thunder general manager Sam Presti told the Oklahoman. "Sometimes these things take time. We played so late into the season (June 21) and we had the draft (last Thursday), so we basically figured this out in a week." The team has scheduled a news conference Tuesday to announce the signing. Brooks became the Thunder's interim coach on Nov. 22, 2008, after P.J. Carlesimo was fired following a 1-12 start. The Thunder advanced to the playoffs in each of Brooks' three full seasons as coach, and Oklahoma City reached the NBA Finals this season before losing to the Miami Heat.
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