Thunder tickets will be cheap for a minimum of the next 5 years or so. Probably give out free hot dogs with a ticket. That's a "we're going to be in tank mode for a while" hire.
And I say that because they've got a boatload of draft picks & the recent number of coaches we've never heard of doing pretty well the last few years & Presti's San Antonio blueprint. Nobody had ever heard of Popovich before he oversaw a dynasty there. Not sure many of us would've had a clue who Nick Nurse was.
It seems a little like NBA head coaching candidates are somewhat mirroring the shift in philosophy regarding NFL QB's. Used to be, get the veteran guy, pay him a ton, & trust that his experience would produce better results than an unproven rookie. Now, every team's looking for the rookie they can pay nothing for the first five years, but use the savings to put the best team around him & roll the dice.
You'll always have the retreads & names everyone knows, like D'Antoni, Rivers, etc..., but more & more organizations seem to be looking to younger guys that none of us have heard of, but have pretty decent pedigrees. I guess I like seeing some fresh faces, too, instead of the same old guys just getting handed the gig.