Scott Brooks saw his contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder expire at 12:01 a.m. Sunday night but both he and the Thunder are hopeful that the two sides can put the finishing touches on a new four-year deal soon.
Thunder general manager talked about the situation at Saturday's news conference that introduced new draft pick Perry Jones to the media.
"As we always say, the conversations themselves have to stay internal, but we've talked quite a bit about how important we feel Scott is, not only to the team but also to the organization and the fact that we wouldn't be in this position without his contributions. So, I can tell you that we feel like things are progressing. Our feelings remain consistent. And Scott, I think, has made it clear that this is an organization that he wants to be a part of and continue with. But until anything's finalized, it would be premature for me to make any further comment."
Brooks reportedly made $2.1 million last season but is in line for a raise after helping lead the Thunder to the NBA Finals.
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