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|Artist||Scott Brooks and Maurice Cheeks.jpg: Keith Allison from Owings Mills, USA derivative work: Martin tamb (talk)|
|Desc||Head coach Scott Brooks of the Oklahoma City Thunder looks on from the sideline against the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center in Washington on March 14, 2011 in Washington, D.C.|
|Usage||Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0|
American basketball player and coach
Scott Brooks is ...
|Born||31 July 1965 in French Camp|
|Age||57 years, 11 months|
|Sex or gender||male|
|Country of citizenship||United States of America|
|Birth name||Scott William Brooks|
|Occupation||basketball player and basketball coach|
|Country for sport||United States of America|
|Awards||NBA Coach of the Year Award|
|Member of sports team||Oklahoma City Thunder, Sacramento Kings, Albany Patroons, New York Knicks, Seattle SuperSonics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Denver Nuggets, Philadelphia 76ers and TCU Horned Frogs men's basketball|
|Educated at||East Union High School, Texas Christian University and San Joaquin Delta College|
About Scott Brooks
Scott Brooks: The Unlikely Coach Who Led the Thunder to the NBA Finals
Scott Brooks was born on July 31, 1965, in French Camp, California. He grew up in a military family and moved around frequently, but basketball was a constant in his life. Brooks played college basketball at San Joaquin Delta College and Texas Christian University before being drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1987.
Brooks played for seven NBA teams over his 10-year career, but he was never a star. He was a journeyman point guard who played hard and did the little things right. He was a coach on the court, always thinking about the game and how to make his team better.
After retiring from playing in 1998, Brooks became an assistant coach for the Denver Nuggets. He then moved on to the Sacramento Kings and the Seattle SuperSonics before being hired as the head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2008.
At the time, the Thunder were a young team with a lot of potential but little experience. Brooks was the perfect coach for them. He was patient, positive, and focused on developing his players. He built a strong relationship with his star player, Kevin Durant, and helped him become one of the best players in the league.
Under Brooks' leadership, the Thunder made it to the NBA Finals in 2012, but they lost to the Miami Heat. Despite the disappointment, Brooks was named the NBA Coach of the Year that season.
Brooks continued to coach the Thunder until 2015, when he was fired after the team missed the playoffs for the first time in six years. He then became the head coach of the Washington Wizards, where he coached until 2021.
Throughout his coaching career, Brooks has been known for his positive attitude and his ability to connect with his players. He is a coach who cares about his players as people, not just as athletes. He has also been an advocate for social justice and has spoken out about issues such as police brutality and racial inequality.
Brooks may not have been a star player, but he has become a star coach. He has shown that hard work, dedication, and a positive attitude can take you far in life. He is a role model for young athletes and coaches everywhere.
- "Scott Brooks." Basketball-Reference.com. https://www.basketball-reference.com/coaches/brooksc01c.html
- "Scott Brooks." NBA.com
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