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OKC Thunder Trivia Questions and Answers

Who or what are the Oklahoma City Thunder?
A: The Oklahoma City Thunder is an American professional basketball team based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

In 2006, Howard Schultz sold the SuperSonics for $350 million to whom?
A:  A group of Oklahoma City investors led by Clay Bennett, a move approved by NBA owners the following October.

In 2007, Bennett announced that the franchise would move to where?
A: Oklahoma City.

When were the team name, logo, and colors for the Oklahoma City franchise revealed to the public?
A: On September 3, 2008.

Why was the name "Thunder" chosen?
A:  Because Oklahoma is a frequent victim of powerful storms for its location in Tornado Alley, and Oklahoma City housing the 45th Infantry Division, the Thunderbirds.

Who did Oklahoma City defeat on November 2, 2008 for their first win?
A: Minnesota.

The Thunder participated in the Orlando Pro Summer League featuring who?
A: Their second-year players, potential free agents and rookies.


What was the Thunder's temporary practice facility?
A: The Sawyer Center at Southern Nazarene University.

The Thunder played several preseason games before the 2008–2009 regular season, but only one was played where?
A: In Oklahoma City.

Where did the Thunder make their first appearance?
A: In Billings, Montana on October 8, 2008 in an 88–82 preseason loss against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Thunder played their first Ford Center game on October 14 against what team?
A:  Los Angeles Clippers.

In their regular-season home opener, the Thunder faced, and lost to what team?
A:  Milwaukee Bucks.

Earl Watson scored the first points of the season with a what?
A: A layup.

Three nights later on November 2, the Thunder won their first game as a franchise by defeating whom?
A: The Timberwolves, improving their record to 1–3.


The team then went on a 10-game what?
A: Losing streak.

The team fired head coach P. J. Carlesimo and assistant Paul Westhead and who took over on an interim basis?
A: Assistant coach Scott Brooks.

Oklahoma City lost its next four games to tie the dubious franchise losing streak of what?
A:  14 set in Seattle the previous season.

The Thunder managed to prevent history by winning their next game on the road against what team?
A: The Memphis Grizzlies.

As the season continued, the Thunder began to what?
A: Improve.

After starting 3–29, the Thunder finished the regular season with what record?
A: 20–30 for the remaining fifty games.

The team brought their record to 23–59 and improved upon their record of 20–62 from what?
A: The team's final season in Seattle.


The late-season successes of the Thunder contributed to what?
A: The signing of Scott Brooks as the team's official head coach.

In December 2008, Forbes Magazine estimated the team's franchise value at how much money?
A: $300 million.

Forbes also noted an increase in percentage of available tickets sold, from 78 percent in the team's last season in Seattle to what percentage in 2008–09?
A: 100 percent.

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