Statements Regarding the Passing of Lee Brooks

OKLAHOMA CITY, January 20, 2013 – Thunder Executive Vice President and General Manger Sam Presti and Head Coach Scott Brooks released the following statements today regarding the passing of Lee Brooks:

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER SAM PRESTI:

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Scott and his family as they mourn the loss of his mother, Lee. Over the years we have come to learn of the tremendous woman that she was; her love and dedication to family, her work ethic, her perseverance and the impact that she had on Scott. Clearly she was an incredible individual who we all came to admire in getting a small glimpse of her life. The entire Thunder organization supports Scott during this very difficult time.”

HEAD COACH SCOTT BROOKS:

“I appreciate the thoughts and prayers that are with my family. I know my mom would want me to coach tonight's game and I do so to honor her memory and all that she meant to me as a mother and as an invaluable role model.”