Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Oklahoma City Thunder are expected to take a hard look at Scott Brooks and his future as head coach.
Brooks is guaranteed for the 2015-16 season on his deal, while the Thunder hold a team option for 2016-17, sources told Yahoo Sports.
Oklahoma City missed the playoffs for the first time in six years on Wednesday, finishing 45-37 with superstar Kevin Durant lost for most of the year. Thunder general manager Sam Presti has to decide an organizational direction for the final year of Durant’s contract, and that will include a decision about whether Brooks is ultimately the coach most capable of delivering a healthy Thunder roster to a championship. Brooks is well liked within the organization and has forged close relationships with management and players in his seven years as head coach.
Several league sources close to Brooks have doubts about his job security.
Brooks was the NBA coach of the year in 2010 and led the Thunder to the NBA Finals in 2012.