The Oklahoma City Thunder have elevated associate Mark Daigneault to turn into the group’s new mentor, the association declared Wednesday. The news comes only a couple a long time prior to instructional course starts in December.
Daigneault succeeds previous mentor Billy Donovan, whose agreement was not restored toward the finish of the pandemic-abbreviated season. He assumes control over a group that has experienced a great deal of list turnover concerning its stars – late reports show the Thunder may be sending Chris Paul to the Suns. What’s more predictable is their record of showing up in the end of the season games, coming to the postseason in 10 out of the most recent 11 years, and going five-for-five under mentor Donovan.
“The opportunity to be the head coach of the Thunder is truly a special honor,” Daigneault said in a statement released by the team. “Over my six years in Oklahoma City I’ve developed a deep commitment to the organization and a care for what is truly a special community that I call home. From my first day here, my values have always been aligned with those of the organization, and I’m looking forward to helping them continue to be lived out on and off the court.”
Daigneault was employed out of the University of Florida in 2014 to be the mentor of the Thunder’s G League associate, the Oklahoma City Blue. He turned into a full-time associate for the NBA group this previous season, where the group got done with a 44-28 record and took the Houston Rockets to seven games in the first round of the end of the season games.
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