MMPG: Team of the Weak
Oklahoma City Thunder
Sure, the city of Seattle is probably missing basketball right about now. But former fans of the SuperSonics surely are not missing this team. Oklahoma City didn't get a team that compares to the Hornets squad that occupied the Ford Center for two seasons following Hurricane Katrina. It's one thing to lose with a bad break here or there, but it's another thing to not compete at all.
The Thunder has lost 11 games in a row, and in their four double-digit losses last week, Oklahoma City lost by an average of 18.5 points. The worst offense was a 20-point home loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, who entered the game with one victory. The loss was so bad that the fans briefly booed the team. After the Thunder lost its 10th game in a row -- a 25-point drubbing at home to the Hornets -- General Manager Sam Presti fired the only coach he's ever hired, P.J. Carlesimo and promoted assistant Scott Brooks. That same night, the Thunder faced the Hornets again -- and lost by 18. A slight improvement.
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Posted by: xpoc2 | November 24, 2008 5:37 PM
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