The Scott Brooks for C.O.Y Push Has Begun

The Oklahoma City media is quick with this stuff (we’re still in February, folks), but that’s not to say that they’re totally off base here: “With each win the Thunder tacks on to its record, Scott Brooks’ resume for Coach of the Year only becomes stronger. But the Thunder’s lead man will tell you that’s the last thing on his mind. ‘The last individual award I won was MVP of my college team,’ Brooks said. ‘You think I care about individual awards?’ Maybe not, but if the Thunder continues its winning ways, Brooks might have to make room on his mantle for the Red Auerbach Trophy. The Thunder is now 12 games over .500 after Sunday’s win at Minnesota bumped the team’s record to 33-21. With 28 games remaining, Oklahoma City is already 10 games better than last year’s season-ending total. ‘I think he should be in that conversation,’ said Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant. ‘He’s helped us as a group this whole year, and we’ve become better.’ Brooks has a serious shot at snagging the hardware.”