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    John Rohde comes to Tyler Media after 26 1/2 years with The Oklahoman, during which he served as a columnist and beat writer. Voted Oklahoma Sportswriter of the Year five times, Rohde has covered OU football and basketball, the Oklahoma City Thunder, OKC/New Orleans Hornets, Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, the Final Four, Masters and PGA Tour.

 

Donovan faces double-whammy as Thunder coach

     Had Scott Brooks been retained as Thunder coach, a reasonable expectation would have been for him to lead the franchise to the 2016 NBA championship. Read more...

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Donovan still mulling over Thunder offer - say what?

     As of 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Florida coach Billy Donovan reportedly was still mulling over an offer to become the Thunder’s next coach. Read more...

One bold move leads to another for Presti

     Sam Presti just made his boldest – and potentially his most costly – decision as general manager of the Thunder. Read more...

This is no time for Thunder to make coaching change

     Supposedly, Thunder coach Scott Brooks is on the verge of being replaced by Connecticut coach and former OKC player Kevin Ollie. Read more...

The Thunder's 'Bottom 10'

     Just when you thought the OKC Thunder’s injury plagued season couldn’t possibly be more painful, the 2014-15 campaign came to an abrupt halt Wednesday night with no playoff berth for the first time since the franchise’s inaugural season in 2008-09. Read more...

Westbrook-Durant on verge of scoring history

     If Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook goes scoreless playing in tonight's regular-season finale at Minnesota, former teammate James Harden of Houston would have to score at least 35 points at home against Utah to win this year’s NBA scoring title. Read more...

More fortunate breaks await Thunder vs. Timberwolves

     This season has brought some serious bad luck for OKC, but lately that misfortune has shifted in the Thunder's favor. Read more...

Don't expect Popovich to rest starters vs. Pelicans

     Yes, San Antonio will play its starters in its season finale against the Pelicans on Wednesday night. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, who for years has put resting his older players ahead of reaching the highest possible seed, has altered his approach this entire season. Read more...

OKC hoping to get 'spurred' into playoffs

     And so the final playoff spot in the NBA’s Western Conference comes down to this: Read more...
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