Thunder Assigns Cole Aldrich to Tulsa 66ers

TULSA, Okla., November 24, 2010 Oklahoma City Thunder has assigned center Cole Aldrich to the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti.

Aldrich has appeared in five games this season for the Thunder averaging 1.0 points and 2.2 rebounds in 9.6 minutes per game.

Aldrich represents the 16th assignment by a Thunder player to the Tulsa 66ers. Over the past two seasons Thunder roster players have appeared in over 100 D-League contests with the 66ers.

The Tulsa 66ers, who were purchased by the Professional Basketball Club LLC on July 31, 2008, are the minor league affiliate of the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder are one of two teams in the NBA (San Antonio Spurs) who have an ownership agreement with their minor league affiliate. The 66ers play their home games at the Tulsa Convention Center in downtown Tulsa.

The 66ers (1-1) open their home slate against Iowa (3-0) this weekened, Nov. 26th and 27th. Both contests are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.