Oklahoma City Thunder

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Oklahoma City Thunder
2018–19 Oklahoma City Thunder season
ConferenceWestern
DivisionNorthwest
Founded1967
HistorySeattle SuperSonics
1967–2008
Oklahoma City Thunder
2008–present[1][2]
ArenaChesapeake Energy Arena
LocationOklahoma City, Oklahoma
Team colorsThunder blue, sunset, yellow, navy blue[3][4]
                   
General managerSam Presti
Head coachBilly Donovan
OwnershipProfessional Basketball Club LLC (Clay Bennett, Chairman)[5]
Affiliation(s)Oklahoma City Blue
Championships1 (1979)
Conference titles4 (1978, 1979, 1996, 2012)
Division titles11 (1979, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016)
Retired numbers7 (1, 10, 19, 24, 32, 43, MIC)
Websitewww.nba.com/thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder is a professional basketball franchise based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Seattle SuperSonics franchise had moved to Oklahoma, which meant that there was a new team name (Oklahoma City Thunder). Because of this, the Thunder replaced Seattle in the Western Conference's Northwest Division[6] and began play at Oklahoma City's Ford Center (later renamed Chesapeake Energy Arena) during the 2008–09 NBA season.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "History: Team by Team" (PDF). Official National Basketball Association Guide 2017–18. National Basketball Association. October 30, 2017. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  2. "NBA.com/Stats–Oklahoma City Thunder seasons". National Basketball Association. October 17, 2015. Retrieved October 17, 2015.
  3. "General Information" (PDF). 2017–18 Oklahoma City Thunder Media Guide. NBA Properties, Inc. October 19, 2017. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  4. "Oklahoma City Thunder Reproduction and Usage Guideline Sheet". NBA Properties, Inc. Retrieved December 22, 2017.
  5. "The Professional Basketball Club, LLC". NBA.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  6. Darnell Mayberry (2008-04-21). "Sonics will stay in division". The Oklahoman. Retrieved 2008-07-03. External link in |publisher= (help)
  7. "City Preparing Ford Center For NBA Team". The Oklahoman. 2008-07-03. Retrieved 2008-07-04. External link in |publisher= (help)

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