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Oklahoma City Thunder is a professional basketball franchise based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. They play in the Northwest Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with their home arena at Oklahoma City's Ford Center. The Thunder's NBA Development League affiliate is the Tulsa 66ers, which it also owns. Formerly the Seattle SuperSonics, the Thunder was established in 2007 after a dispute between owner Clay Bennett and lawmakers in Seattle, Washington. As the Seattle SuperSonics, the club qualified for the NBA Playoffs 22 times, won its division six times and won the 1979 NBA Championship against the Washington Bullets. In the franchise's first season in Oklahoma, the Thunder went 23–59 (.280), finishing 13th in the Western Conference and 26th in the league overall. The current coach is Scott Brooks, who took over for the fired P.J. Carlesimo in November 2008.

About Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma Thunder ticketsThe Thunder participated in the Orlando Pro Summer League featuring their second-year players, potential free agents and rookies. The players wore generic black-and-white jerseys reading "OKC-NBA" against an outline of a basketball. The temporary practice facility for the Thunder was at Southern Nazarene University's Sawyer Center. The same facility was used by the New Orleans Hornets.

The Thunder played several pre-season games before the 2008–2009 regular season, but only one of these games was in Oklahoma City. The Thunder made its first appearance in Billings, Montana on October 8, 2008 in an 88–82 preseason loss against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Thunder had its first Ford Center game on October 14 against the Los Angeles Clippers. In its regular season home opener, Oklahoma City faced the Milwaukee Bucks and lost 87–98. Earl Watson scored the first points of the season with a layup. Three nights later on November 2, the Thunder won its first game by defeating the Minnesota Timberwolves, improving its mark to 1–3. The team then went on a 10-game losing streak before deciding on November 22 to fire head coach P.J. Carlesimo and assistant Paul Westhead. Assistant coach Scott Brooks then took over on an interim basis. Oklahoma City would lose its next three games to tie the dubious franchise losing streak mark at 14 set the previous season in Seattle. It managed to prevent history by winning on the road at the FedExForum against the Memphis Grizzlies 111–103 on November 29.

The Thunder ended their first season In Oklahoma City with a win against the Los Angeles Clippers bringing their record to 23-59 improving their record of 20-62 from the previous season.