The Oklahoma City Thunder and head coach Scott Brooks have been in negotiations for a contract extension ever since the season ended.
The two sides have yet to come to an agreement. The lack of a decision a week or so ago was said to be because the Thunder would not offer Brooks a 4-year deal but now they have.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have added a fourth year to a contract extension offer to coach Scott Brooks, but the two sides still have significant differences on salary, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Brooks’ contract expires on Saturday, and he could immediately become a candidate for the Portland Trail Blazers , sources said. Thunder GM Sam Presti and Brooks’ agent, Warren LeGarie, have had conversations this week, but there is still a gap between the sides.
Presti dismissed any rumors about the Thunder targeting any coach besides Brooks when names like Phil Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy were rumored last week.
Presti spoke very highly of Brooks during the team exit interviews saying how Brooks was just as important to the culture they are trying to create in Oklahoma City as anyone.
Brooks and the Thunder will likely come to an agreement soon. The delay in getting a deal done is largely in part to the Thunder’s deep run in the playoffs this year.