Will Billy Donovan leave the Oklahoma City Thunder?

Oklahoma City Thunder Club CEO Sam Presti has confirmed that Donovan still receives trust despite having just experienced a disappointing season with the team. However, in some points of view, it seems like Billy Donovan doesn’t want to stay with the basketball club.

Coach Billy Donovan may have one more chance with Oklahoma City Thunder next season

Oklahoma City Thunder entered this season with a very high goal after bringing in two stars, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony, to join MVP last season to form a quality squad. However, what they can do is not much different from last season.

With the stars in hand, Thunder has won just one match in the Regular Season this season compared to the previous season. They must continue to finish the season early when the second year in a row stops in the Playoff Round 1.

Presti said Donovan has always faced major changes in his squad during his three years at the Thunder. He led the team to the Western region final in the first year in power.

However, only a few months later, the biggest superstar at the time Kevin Durant suddenly switched to playing for the Golden State Warriors and Thunder struggled with an unattractive achievement since Durant left.

CEO Sam Presti confirmed that coach Billy Donovan will remain in the office next season

This season, the team continues to make big changes when George and Anthony land. However, when things seemed to start going into orbit, Andre Roberson suffered a serious knee injury in January and had to take a break from playing for the rest of the season.

Presti appreciated the achievement of bringing the team to the West finals in the first year of Donovan’s rule and said he deserved another chance when the team changed too much in recent years. He praised Donovan’s efforts to build a good relationship with the team members as well as among the team members. Donovan’s performance with Thunder is not bad when he has 150 wins and 96 defeats with this team and Mr. Presti believes that Donovan coach is talented.

Thunder will have to pay Anthony $ 28 million in salary next season if he activates the terms of the contract extension with the team. Unlike George, who is more efficient and versatile, Anthony is older and no longer in good shape. If he stays, the player will keep Mr. Donovan’s headache to find a suitable position for him in the squad.