The Oklahoma City Thunder promoted longtime employee Marc St. Yves, it was announced today by the team’s General Manager Sam Presti. St. Yves, entering his 30th year with the franchise, will assume the role of Director of Team Operations for the Thunder.

“We are pleased to reward Marc for his years of service for our team and in the NBA,” Presti said. “He is an invaluable part of the operation we are building in Oklahoma City and expect him to further enhance our organization with his professionalism and diligence.”

In his new role St. Yves will oversee all of the day-to-day team operations including facilities, equipment, travel and logistics for all team functions.

St. Yves previously held the position of Equipment Manager for the club, a title he had held since 1985. The Seattle native began his association with the franchise as a 13 year-old ball boy during the team’s 1979-80 season.