Scott Brooks looking to discuss new contract with ThunderPosted by Inside Hoops
The Thunder enter the offseason with coach Scott Brooks’ contract about to expire, Sixth Man of the Year James Harden and NBA blocks leader Serge Ibaka eligible for new deals and the future of veterans Derek Fisher and Nazr Mohammed up in the air.
It will be up to general manager Sam Presti to determine whether they all can still fit on a team where All-Stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are already locked into expensive, long-term deals.
“It’s going to be difficult decisions but we’ll see what happens,” forward Nick Collison said Saturday. “Obviously, we want everybody back. We feel like we’ve got a really good core group and we feel like we can get it done with our group, so hopefully it can happen.”
Brooks’ situation is the most urgent, with his deal expiring at the end of the month.
“I’m sure in the next couple of days we will sit down and get together. Definitely, I wish I was preparing or just finishing up practice going into Game 6,” Brooks said. “You definitely need a few days just to reflect on what we’ve done this year. But the next couple of days, we plan on getting together.”
– Reported by the Associated Press