The Oklahoma City Thunder sent head coach Scott Brooks packing not too long after the regular season ended. The Thunder finished with a record, missing the playoffs because the New Orleans Pelicans held the tiebreaker with them.
Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook celebrate during the NBA game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Dallas Mavericks at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Nov. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant, with his teammates seated behind him, smiles during the news conference to announce that Durant is the winner of the Kia NBA Basketball Most Value Player Award in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant acknowledges fans from a double decker bus along the route during the Golden State Warriors NBA championship victory parade and rally in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, June (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)