I’ve been on this beat long enough to know that one name will come up as a possible replacement for Brent Bilodeau, who was fired this afternoon. So let’s put an end to any talk right now.
Yes, it would be interesting, to say the least, but longtime Oklahoma City coach Doug Sauter is not a candidate for the job.
“I just don’t think he fits,” Thunder GM Joel Lomurno said. “Plus, it’s my understanding that he’s got a good job in Oklahoma City right now.”
Rob Boyle will be retained as assistant coach.Until a new coach is found, player personnel moves will be a collaborative decision made by Lomurno, interim coach Jason Duda, captain Chris McAllister and Boyle.The team plays at Missouri this weekend. Lomurno will make the road trip.
Check tomorrow’s paper for more — not about Sauter, but about Bildoeau’s firing and where the Thunder goes from here.