Carlesimo fired; Brooks to take over Thunder in interim

Updated: November 22, 2008, 8:28 PM ET
By Chris Sheridan | ESPN.com

The Oklahoma City Thunder, off to a league-worst 1-12 start in their new home town, fired coach P.J. Carlesimo following Friday night's loss to New Orleans.

Assistant coach Scott Brooks was named interim coach, and team executive vice president and general manager Sam Presti said Saturday that Brooks will finish the season.

"He's someone that I do think has a skill-set potential," Presti said to the Associated Press on Saturday. "This is a new opportunity for him ...

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