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Monday, November 12

The 66ers are three days into training camp as they continue to develop and prepare for the 2012-13 season. After their Monday morning practice at the SpiritBank Event Center, Tulsa66ers.com caught up with Andy Rautins.

Rautins spent October as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunderís training camp squad, competing for a spot on the Thunder roster and seeing action in OKCís preseason slate. The Syracuse product was one of the final roster cuts made and is on the fringe of returning to the NBA. Rautins looks to take advantage of the opportunity the Tulsa 66ers provide and continue to develop and improve each day while working within the Oklahoma City Thunder organization.

Watch the interview below to learn more about Rautinsí goals for the upcoming season along with his take on how the team looks.


 

QUOTABLE

Tulsa Guard Andy Rautins
On how close he is to being in the NBA:
ďI think I showed a fair amount of what I can do in my preseason appearances [with the Thunder]. Iíve improved my game a great deal since I was a rookie. Iím going to keep working on my game too, thatís what Iím here for. Thatís what the Thunder brought me here for. So, just keep working and improving. I gotta work on my pick-and-roll game, gotta work on my [defense]. Hopefully Iíll make it back to the league soon.Ē





 

THE ROAD AHEAD

Tulsa plays a pair of preseason games in Carrollton, Texas, against Erie on Nov. 16 and Santa Cruz on Nov. 17.

The 66ers open the regular season at home against the Texas Legends on Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. at the SpiritBank Event Center.

Tickets | Schedule | Roster

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REARVIEW
MIRROR

Tulsa assembled its 16-man training camp roster through the NBA D-League Draft, assignments from the Oklahoma City Thunder and by inviting back returning players and open tryout participants.
D-League Draft Recap
66ers Acquires Nine Players
Tulsa Acquires Anthony Vereen from Texas

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SOUVENIRS


The 66ers named Darko Rajakovic as their head coach on October 31. A native of Serbia, Rajakovic is the first head coach born outside of North American in NBA D-League history.

Daniel Orton was called up from Tulsa to the Oklahoma City Thunder on October 31, making him the first NBA D-League player to receive a GATORADE Call Up this season.

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JOIN THE RIDE


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PAST REPORTS

Nov: 10 | 11