Thunder coach Scott Brooks feels secure about his job

Thunder coach Scott Brooks says he expects to return as coach next season, despite speculation that his job might be in jeopardy.

Oklahoma City finished with a 45-37 record, but the Thunder failed to make the playoffs for the first time in six years. Brooks says he understands that rumors come with the position, and he looks forward to leading the team in the future.

Thunder players Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka all say Brooks did a good job under the circumstances. Durant, last year's MVP, played just 27 games after breaking a bone in his right foot.

Ibaka, the team's defensive anchor, missed the final month of the season after right knee surgery. Several other players, including Westbrook, missed significant time with injuries.

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