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Larry Brown is the only coach ever to win both an NBA title and an NCAA championship.

But here comes Billy Donovan, the 50-year-old Rockville Centre, N.Y., native, making a run at Brown's historical mark.

With Oklahoma City's elimination of San Antonio in Game 6 on Thursday night, Donovan and the Thunder are now in the NBA's Final Four.

Tags: Billy Donovan, OKC Thunder, Adam Zagoria
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Jim Mancari, SNYNets.com

P.J. Carlesimo is off to a 3-1 start as interim head coach of the Nets, including an improbable win against the NBA?s top team in the Oklahoma City Thunder. He'll look to make it 4-1 tonight when the Nets visit the Washington Wizards.

For Carlesimo, the win might have been a bit sweeter, since he was the first coach in the Thunder?s history. However, his tenure lasted only 13 games as he was fired after a 1-12 start.

Tags: avery johnson, Brooklyn Nets, Columns, kevin durant, NBA, nets, nets head coach, okc, okc thunder, Phil Jackson, pj carlesimo, russell westbrook, thunder
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On Wednesday night, the Nets defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder by a final score of 110-93.

The Skinny: The Nets jumped out to an 11-3 lead, with strong offensive and defensive play, which forced Thunder head coach Scott Brooks to take an early timeout. Joe Johnson scored 10 points in just over four minutes, and Brook Lopez drilled a few outside jumpers, leading to another Brooks timeout. Johnson and Lopez combined for 22 of the Nets? 33 points in the first quarter, giving Brooklyn a 14-point lead after one.

The Thunder gained a bit of momentum to start the second quarter, but a strategic P.J. Carlesimo timeout helped the Nets open a 22-point lead at the midway point of the quarter. The offensive pace picked up on both ends of the floor, and a 9-0 Thunder run, led by Russell Westbrook, got the crowd back into the game. However, the run barely made a dent into the Nets? lead. Johnson finished the half with 20 points, while Deron Williams added 10 points and nine assists, helping the Nets maintain a 16-point lead at the break.

Tags: Brooklyn, Nets, nets, okc, rapid recap, thunder
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