Sam Presti Won't Be Leaving the OKC Thunder Anytime Soon

Casey Womack@caseywomackCorrespondent IJune 11, 2010

There's been a lot of rumors going around lately that Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti could be leaving for Portland

Even though Presti has come out and said that any rumor of him leaving is completely false, people still are saying he could be bolting from the Thunder organization.

Why exactly would Presti be leaving for Portland?

Is it because they have up-and-coming talent?

Or an excellent fan base? 

What about a soon-to-be-elite player in Brandon Roy? 

Kinda seems like I've heard that story before. 

Oh yeah, Oklahoma City has the exact same situation as Portland but is probably a little further ahead in the process because of Portland's constant injuries.

Oklahoma City is going exactly the way Sam Presti has always wanted to go with an organization. He started from scratch and is letting the organization grow together through the draft. 

Seems to be working, if you ask me.

Oklahoma City has the most promise in the league, and Presti has legitimate job security with the Thunder right now. 

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He's considered one of the best GMs in the league and could get to the next step with a big summer through free agency and the draft.

I do realize, though, that Portland is intriguing. 

They have an awesome coach, a great young core of players, and an amazing group of fans.

If Sam Presti was the general manager of any other team, I'd say there was a fantastic chance he'd go. 

But like I said, he's in the same situation in Oklahoma City that he would be in Portland. 

So you can breathe easy, Thunder fans. 

The only worry the Thunder community should have this summer is trying to hold on to the assistant coaches. 

But we'll save that for another day.


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