Scott William Brooks
(born July 31, 1965) is a retired American
player from Lathrop, California
and is the current head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder
of the NBA
. A 5' 11" (1.80 m) point guard
, Brooks played collegiately at San Joaquin Delta College
and Texas Christian University
(TCU), before finishing his final two years at the University of California, Irvine
. He was inducted into UCI's Hall of Fame in 2001.
Early life and college
Born in French Camp, California
, Brooks graduated from East Union High School
at Manteca, California
in 1983. As a freshman, he played college basketball at Texas Christian University
for a season, then transferred to San Joaquin Delta College
for his sophomore year and then spent two years at the University of California, Irvine
. In his senior season, he averaged 23.8 points and made 43.2% of his three-point attempts.
After not being drafted in the 1987 NBA Draft
, Brooks debuted professionally with the Albany Patroons
of the Continental Basketball Association
(CBA) under coach Bill Musselman
. He was named to the CBA's all-rookie team in 1988 and was a member of Albany's CBA Championship team that same season. Later, he played for the Fresno Flames of the World Basketball League
Brooks played ten seasons (1988–1998) in the NBA, appearing as a member of the Philadelphia......