On Wednesday, October 28, 2016, the Thunder will tip-off their 9th season since coming to Oklahoma City. A lot has changed in nine years, and while some resist change, the Thunder has adapted well and continued to be one of the league’s top organizations in essentially every aspect.
After the Thunder’s first season in which they had only 23 wins and a whopping 59 losses, Oklahoma City has had a winning record every season with a combined regular-season record of 394 wins and 246 losses for a .616 winning rate. Oklahoma City has In eight seasons so far, the Thunder has won the Northwest Division five times and made the playoffs six times with a record of 50 wins and 41 losses, making it to the NBA Finals once and the Western Conference Finals four times.
Despite some major roster shakeups, Oklahoma City continues to have high hopes for the upcoming season. Russell Westbrook is the preseason favorite for league MVP, Steven Adams is blooming into one of the NBA’s top players at center, and with the additions of guys like Victor Oladipo, Domantis Sabonis, Joffrey Lauvergne, and Alex Abrines, Thunder Head Coach Billy Donovan will surely try out some different lineups to see who plays well together.
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