TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013

Every other week this summer, Tulsa 66ers Head Coach Darko Rajakovic answers questions submitted by you – the fans. For a chance to have your question answered by Tulsa’s head coach, email your question, name and home city to AskCoachDarko@tulsa66ers.com.

Here are three fan-submitted questions with Coach Darko’s answers in this week’s mail bag:

What has the NBA Draft preparation process been like for you? – Seth in Tulsa
“By working with the Thunder's coaching staff during Tulsa's offseason, I’ve had a part in a lot of the draft process. I had a chance to see a lot of young players who will be in the draft this year. For me personally, I think it’s going to be an interesting draft and I look forward to see who the guys finish up with. It’s the first time I’ve had a chance to work out players who will be involved in the draft process so I’m looking forward to seeing what happens.”

How have your workouts been with the Thunder players who are in town this summer? – Rich in Edmond
“It’s been great so far. It’s been really rewarding for both the coaches and the players. The guys had some time off after our series ended with Memphis and since then they’ve been working out. Those guys are investing a lot of time, a lot of effort, a lot of energy working out every single day. They already have improved. I think they’re very motivated heading into Summer League and into the new season.”

Did you enjoy watching the NBA Playoffs? Did you have a different perspective after your first experience as a playoff participant? - Amy in Bixby
“After we were eliminated I definitely had a different approach. I watched the remainder of the playoffs as more of a fan than a coach. I have all of those games downloaded and plan on analyzing all of them this summer. Since we finished I didn’t have to view each game as analytically and got to watch and enjoy each one as a fan of the sport of basketball.”