Struggling Thunder Fire Coach Carlesimo

Abysmal start to season dooms coach

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The Oklahoma City Thunder fired coach P.J. Carlesimo, ESPN reported.

The Thunder is 1-12, worst in the NBA.

Assistant coach Scott Brooks was named interim coach.

The Thunder dropped their 10th straight game on Friday night, a 105-80 home loss to the New Orleans Hornets.

Carlesimo accompanied the Thunder when they moved to Oklahoma City from Seattle before this season. He was 21-74 in 95 games as the team's coach.

In eight seasons as an NBA coach with Portland, Golden State, Seattle and Oklahoma City, Carlesimo has a career record of 204-296 in 500 regular season games.

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