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Assistant Mark Daigneault, New Thunder Coach

All NBA teams already have a coach for the next season after the Thunder have officially appointed Mark Daigneault, who will be their new coach after a bad season for the Oklahoma franchise, who hopes to step forward with him in the bench.

A member of the coaching staff of Billy Donovan, the outgoing coach he replaces, is 35 years old and coached OKC Blue, the Thunder’s affiliate team in the Development League, for five seasons. During that stage, he played four times in the playoffs, winning three Division titles with 59.2% of victories in the regular season.

With a month and a week left for the start of the 2020-2021 season, the Thunder were the only NBA team that did not have a coach and they have opted for a coach from the house to relaunch the project, to The one with very young players and good prospects for the future in the form of high draft picks in the coming years thanks to the transfer of Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets in the summer of 2018.

With this announcement, the North American League benches are completed, which have undergone nine changes: Doc Rivers (Philadelphia 76ers), Tyronn Lue (Los Angeles Clippers), Stephen Silas (Houston Rockets), Billy Donovan (Chicago Bulls), Tom Thibodeau (New York Knicks), Steve Nash (Brooklyn Nets), Nate Bjorkgren (Indiana Pacers), Stan Van Gundy (New Orleans Pelicans) and the aforementioned Mark Daigneault (Oklahoma City Thunder).

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