Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Even if Miles was on the team, we are not going to be a winner right away. We have to be patient and that is exactly what Presti is; he has much "Disciprine." We could go after some of the high priced talent that is on the free agent market, but none of the names out there would turn us into winners any time soon. The pool of free agents this year, looking more specifically at the ones we can afford under the cap, is weak. We could go after a Salim Stoudamire or a Theo Ratliff, but the type of contacts they would require versus the their output would keep us out of contention for a long time. Presti says, "There has to be discipline and a meticulous nature to how you build the program" and I couldn't agree more.
Are we going to win it all next year? Probably not, but with Presti as GM we will be competing for championships within 3 years.
Friday, July 25, 2008
But what do you think OKC fans? Poll on the sidebar.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
What? You say you have no idea who this bald man is? Well, either do 100% of Oklahomans. Apparently he was the voice of some old Xbox games or something. All this means to me is that this is yet another job opening to be filled by a hard working Okie. Now, Clay and Co. have made no secret that they intend to hire many locals for various positions, but who are the favorites for our future announcers? Let's go over the possibilities.
Bob Barry Sr.
Of all the options, this one has the most legs. He has been doing TV stuff for his former professional team, Da' Bulls, for a few years now and his roots in Oklahoma are as deep as anyone. Born in Lawton, he went on to be one of the greatest players on OU basketball history. Part of three NBA championship teams with Michael and the rest of the Bulls, his experience and knowledge would be nice in the booth.
His ego really doesn't need any more stoking, but he might get a job with the team. He has been at News 9 for a while and I guess he does know the TV part of it, but if he gets the job let's hope he doesn't have to use the restroom during a Kevin Durant fast break.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
It covers Central Oklahoma's fascination with the weather and it makes for easy branding. The team has not confirmed this is the name and no colors have been rumored.
Personally, I was pulling for outlaws, but I can work with the Thunder. It sure is better than ThunderCats.
What do you think fans? Poll on the sidebar.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Let's try and get some good ones too, because I already know that some people have some terrible thoughts on what our team should be called..
Friday, July 18, 2008
This would be our first free agent signing and is a nice addition to the roster. It is no Baron Davis, but his minutes will be valuable. He has the capability to shoot the outside shot, but don't expect Carlesimo to give him the ball when the game is on the line.
A buddy of mine said he saw the summer gear we wore in Orlando for sale at a sporting goods store in north OKC, but imo that stuff is hardly worth $22. Especially considering the official gear with our own logo will be available in just a few weeks.
Apparently many options are still being tossed around the league office. They trying to find the least offensive one possible, but please David Stern, just please don't make it suck. The past few team names the NBA has given cities have been a little questionable to say the least.
The question is, whose jersey do you want to buy after our name and colors are announced? Poll in the sidebar.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Let's start with the head coach, P.J. Carlesimo.
A few years ago it looked like Latrell Sprewell had gotten the better of infamous 1997 choking incident. Spree was off to the Knicks, later Minnesota after sitting out a one year suspension, while Carlesimo struggled without his star in Golden State and was fired two years later. P.J served as assistant in San Antonio for 5 years under Popovich paying his dues while Spree's star fizzled. While in there he saw first hand how coaches can and should treat their star player.
From what I read he has a definite East Coast swagger that can rub some players the wrong way. He coached at Seton Hall for over a decade before he made the jump to the NBA. Since his stint with Golden State, he got married, had some kids, and chilled out enough to get another head coaching gig. Clay and Co. have made no secret that their organization's blueprint for success is based on what San Antonio accomplished, but time will tell how well Carlesimo fits in Oklahoma City.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
I have seen plenty of variations of this name, but I like this the one the most. It lacks the intimidation of some of the others, but maybe we could get Daniel Day Lewis to be the mascot.
Ehhh, they are scary as heck. But I just never got naming your team after something that kills your fans.
So what do you think fans? Poll on the sidebar.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Well friends, we've found both.
We no longer have to surf Seattle newspapers and the team formerly known as "Sonic" fan blogs for information on our team. And no longer to be timid about accepting this team, in fear that they might stay in Seattle until 2010.
Our team will play at the Ford Center this fall and we are ready to talk NBA Basketball.
I am Joe T., from central Oklahoma, product of Oklahoma public schools, and an unapologetic optimist. I like what we have in our new OKC team and I can't wait to talk about it.
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about our team.