Presti on Coaching Rumors: ‘It’s Rubbish’
Sam Presti on Sunday shot down speculation that the Thunder could target Phil Jackson or Jeff Van Gundy for the team’s coaching duties should a contract extension with Scott Brooks not come together.
“To me, it’s rubbish,” said Presti, the Thunder’s general manager, when asked about recent reports listing the two former coaches as possibilities.
Brooks’ contract expires Saturday. But the two sides postponed negotiations while the team was competing in the NBA Finals. Now that the season has concluded, Presti called Brooks’ contract the organization’s top priority.