Scott Brooks and OKC Thunder Reportedly Close to New Contract Agreement

by June 30, 2012

Scott Brooks led the Thunder to the Finals; it feels safe to assume OKC would want to hook him up with a new contract, lest he wind up coaching a different squad next season. And according to ESPN, the two parties should soon have an agreement: “The Oklahoma City Thunder and coach Scott Brooks are closing in on a new contract after drawn-out negotiations, according to sources close to the process. Sources told on Friday night that Brooks and the Thunder, after slow-moving talks that had left the sides well apart by the end of the NBA Finals earlier this month, soon will finalize a new four-year deal to follow up the contract that expires Saturday. Although the financial specifics were not yet known, reported last week that the Thunder’s most recent offer was ‘north of $4 million’ annually. ‘They are getting close,’ one source briefed on the discussions said. Brooks earned just $4 million over the past two seasons while the Thunder rose quickly from the team that started 1-12 in 2008-09 in the franchise’s first season in Oklahoma City into the ranks of title contention.”