Scott Brooks takes a strange amount of flak considering that the Oklahoma City Thunder's record has improved every single year he's been there.
A lot of the criticism of Brooks stems from the Thunder's 2011-12 Finals appearance, during which his reliance on Kendrick Perkins (among other things) spawned a stream of columns that all read similar to this.
Almost all of what was written was deserved, but that series took place a long time ago. And like the players he coaches, Brooks has grown since then.
Brooks hasn't had the easiest job this season—the Western Conference is brutally hard, and OKC was without one of its best players for months. Still, the Thunder have a lot of talent, and it's time to get a good sense of how well Brooks is using it.
All statistics accurate as of 3/2/2014 and courtesy of Basketball-Reference.com unless specifically stated otherwise.