Oklahoma City Thunder assistant Brian Keefe is among the candidates for the organization’s head coaching vacancy, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Keefe was an assistant with the Los Angeles Lakers from 2016-19 before joining Billy Donovan‘s staff with the Thunder last season. Donovan and the Thunder parted ways after the season and he has since been hired as coach of the Chicago Bulls.
Prior to joining the Lakers, Keefe served as an assistant with the New York Knicks. He was also previously an assistant with the Thunder from 2007-15.
Keefe’s NBA career began as a video coordinator with the San Antonio Spurs in 2007. He was viewed as the Thunder’s “defensive coordinator” under Donovan and before that with the Lakers and Knicks.