I would agree the Thunder aren't that good right now but if you look ahead they look to be good (maybe even great) in a few years based on the heaps of young talent they have. So give this team some time.
I don't understand how you can have a Dynamic player like Kevin Durant and still have the worst record in the Nba.
First of all, Kevin Durant has good skills. But very low on structured basketball IQ. And then, he is NOT even close a "Dynamic player". There are many many more players in the NBA who are more "dynamic" than he is.
The reason he looks good on TV is because his badly owned/managed team is so bad that even I can look like a "Dynamic player" on it.
Seattlites still blaming everyone else for the Sonics going under. Still failing to take responsiblity for their own actions...
Clay Bennett is a great man. He was just named "Oklahoman of the Year".
It also looks like because of Washingtons 5 billion budget deficit mess that Bennett is going to be off the hook for the other 30 million dollars of the lease buyout agreement. Isn't that hilarious?
"The chairman of Oklahoma City Thunder has been named the 2008 Oklahoman of the Year by Oklahoma Today magazine.
"No one came close to Clay Bennett as we set about selecting this year’s Oklahoman of the Year,” said Louisa McCune-Elmore, Oklahoma Today editor-in-chief.
"His accomplishment presents an extraordinary moment in the life of Oklahoma, probably among the most important achievements in our capital city’s history,” said McCune-Elmore.
The magazine’s cover story features an in-depth profile of Bennett in "Thunder Roll,” written by Steffie Corcoran. The article chronicles Bennett’s life and the events that led up to the relocation of the team.
"The year 2008 was an eventful year in Oklahoma, but nothing seemed as potentially transformative as the birth of the Thunder franchise in Oklahoma City,” said Oklahoma Today publisher Joan Henderson.
Those who know him best describe Bennett as a man of action. “People respect Clay,” says former Oklahoma City mayor Ron Norick. “When Clay is involved, things are going to happen.” Bennett grew up in Oklahoma City, graduated from Casady School in 1978, and married his high-school sweetheart, Louise Gaylord, in 1981.
Bennett’s respect for hard work and his civic involvement have garnered this Oklahoman of the Year great regard from his peers, both locally and in the wider community of the NBA. “I feel confident about the good hands the [Thunder] is in,” says NBA commissioner David Stern, “because they’re in Clay’s hands and in the hands of his investor group.”
The NBA may be happy about the team’s move to Oklahoma, but no one is as thrilled as Oklahomans. The NBA is considered the largest global sports brand. “An NBA franchise is an obvious economic boom, but just as important is what it does for the momentum and morale of Oklahoma,” says Governor Brad Henry.
“What I like most about this article and accompanying photos is its thorough review of the Thunder relocation, but also its insights into Clay’s unwavering commitment to his hometown, state, and especially his family,” says Hardy Watkins, executive director of the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department. “It’s a real portrait.”
Oklahoma Today publisher Joan Henderson says, “The year 2008 was an eventful year in Oklahoma, but nothing seemed as potentially transformative as the birth of the Thunder franchise in Oklahoma City.”
“Clay Bennett had the resourcefulness, tenacity, and acumen to make that dream a reality,” says Governor Henry."