Sunday, November 23, 2008

Scott Brooks: Your New Skipper Of The Titanic!


The mulleted piece of man-meat pictured above is Scott Brooks, and he has just been named the new interim coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder (Kapowww). I honestly had no knowledge of Scott Brooks coming into today, which is somewhat odd as I pride myself on being a veritable encyclopedia of mulleted sports players past and present. Looking at Scott Brooks' wikipedia page doesn't reveal much either, other than the fact that in addition to the NBA he played in the CBA and the WBL (two little-known basketball leagues that nevertheless completely trump the WNBA in terms of legitimacy).


One thing that does stand out is that the CBA team he played for was named "The Albany Patroons". A "patroon" is defined as "A landholder in New Netherland who, under Dutch colonial rule, was granted proprietary and manorial rights to a large tract of land in". -The other definition is "A ship captain"...so yeah...take from that what you will. (Walks away as "The More You Know" jingle plays)

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

and he probably played for Phil Jackson on the Albany Patroons, since this is where the Zen Master developed his coaching chops prior to joining Doug Collins on the bench with the Bulls.

Anonymous said...

I-90 crosses the hudson river from troy into albany on something called the Patroon Island Bridge. I always did wonder what patroon meant.

Anonymous said...

George Karl also coached the patroons.

Josh said...

Loved this guy when he was with the Mavericks back in the day ... but in all fairness there wasn't really much to love with the Mavericks back in the day.

Anonymous said...

he played for Bill Musselman on a CBA title team...

Albany pride baby!

Steven J. Jacoby said...

I do remember him backing up JKidd for at least a season in Dallas. He was sorta a little spark plug the way he pushed the ball up court.

Jennifer said...

I love Scott. He was a pitbull at TCU. My kids and I really hated to see him leave. Glad to have him here in OKC. Scottie is 100% heart and has had the Basketball Jones since he was a kid.