TULSA, Okla., March 30, 2011 – Oklahoma City Thunder Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti announced today that the team has assigned center Cole Aldrich to the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League for a third time this season.

During his two earlier assignments with the 66ers, Aldrich appeared in 19 games (19 starts) and averaged 10.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.4 blocked shots in 29.2 minutes. Aldrich has recorded four double-doubles with Tulsa and the 66ers own a 15-4 mark this season with him in the lineup.

Aldrich joins the 66ers in anticipation of the team’s final two games of the regular season, a home set against the Dakota Wizards on Friday and Saturday inside the Tulsa Convention Center at 7 p.m. Tulsa has clinched a berth in the NBA D-League playoffs, which begin next week.

For ticket information and purchases call the Tulsa 66ers business office at (918) 585-8444.