Scott Brooks can breathe a sigh of relief soon.
According to ESPN's Marc Stein, Brooks and the Oklahoma City Thunder are closing in on a new contract that will keep the head coach in Oklahoma City for four more years.
Brooks and the Thunder, after slow-moving talks that had left the sides well apart by the end of the NBA Finals earlier this month, soon will finalize a new four-year deal to follow up the contract that expires Saturday.
Although the financial specifics were not yet known, ESPN.com reported last week that the Thunder's most recent offer was "north of $4 million" annually.
"They are getting close," one source briefed on the discussions said.
Brooks led the Thunder to the NBA Finals this year, where they lost to the Miami Heat in five games. Despite the Finals loss, it was easily the most successful year in Thunder history, and Brooks looks like he'll be rewarded sooner rather than later for his role in the success.
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