He was only a few days removed from the end of the 2011-2012 season, but on Tuesday afternoon Thunder guard Daequan Cook was already working up a sweat.
Thunder Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti has always had a vision.
In wrapping up the 2011-12 season, Presti on Sunday addressed the media and outlined how that vision has developed and come into sharper focus over the past year. The basic tenets of hard work, dedication to doing the little things right and being committed to the team as a whole are still the main goals of the organization, and Presti wants that to continue.
Note: Thunder Head Coach Scott Brooks addressed the media at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday before beginning exit interviews with each of his players and with the rest of the basketball operations staff. One by one, many of the Thunder players also took some time to reflect on the 2011-12 season, discuss their plans for this summer and look ahead to the upcoming season starting this fall. On Sunday, Kendrick Perkins addressed the media as well.
It has been an emotional 48 hours for the Thunder and Head Coach Scott Brooks, but the young NBA Finals runner-up is focused and ready to have a great off-season.
The united family attitude the Thunder uses to describe itself is not limited only to the players in the locker room, but to the entire organization, the fans and the city it represents.