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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.

 

Evidently, Kevin Durant is still hurting

     On Oct. 16 of last year, four-time NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant underwent surgery to address a Jones fracture in his right foot. At the time, the Thunder’s preseason odds of winning the 2015 NBA title were 7/2, best in the Western Conference. Following surgery, those odds slipped to 8/1. Read more...

Some keen insight into Donovan's transition

     More than anyone, former Thunder coach P.J. Carlesimo can relate to the transition that awaits new coach Billy Donovan. Read more...

A little pick-me-up for Thunder fans

     Thunder fans have had it pretty good during the franchise’s first seven seasons in OKC. Most people realize and appreciate this, but some can’t seem to shake the depression of their team missing this year’s playoffs. Read more...

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...
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