Thunder to Play with Restored Hope

Monday, November 24th 2008, 10:36 pm
By: News 9

By Rusty Surette, NEWS 9

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma -- The Thunder has experienced some road blocks in the past week, including their 11th consecutive loss and the firing of their former Head Coach P.J. Carlesimo.

The Thunder fired its head coach Friday and quickly made room for a new leader. It's a move that has the players pumped up, and everybody talking, including a famous face that made a stop at this Oklahoma City Church Monday night.

Shaquille O'Neal was in town for Tuesday's game, when the Phoenix Suns will take on the Oklahoma City Thunder at 7:00 p.m.

P.J. Carlesimo wasn't the only one to lose his job this weekend. The Thunder also fired Assistant Coach Paul Westhead.