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Sam Presti

For all of you Thunder fans here is a good article on your GM. Wish I had him here in Atlanta after all of the draft busts we've had in recent years.

GM of the Decade

The Oklahoma City Thunder’s rise as one of the Western Conference’s best teams and arguably one of the top three teams in the entire NBA has coincided with General Manager Sam Presti’s tenure with the club.

Presti was hired away from the San Antonio Spurs after the 2007 season and has since then done one of the more remarkable jobs that the NBA has ever witnessed. Presti got a little help from the way the ping pong balls fell in 2007 but as history has shown us, you need more than one superstar to build a championship contender.

Presti’s draft history speaks for itself. Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka and James Harden to name a few. Presti didn’t technically draft Jeff Green but he orchestrated a draft day trade with the Celtics to bring him to the franchise. Durant was a no brainer but the others, all great college players, were lower on everyone’s draft boards coming out of school.

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