Oklahoma City Thunder

American professional basketball team

The Oklahoma City Thunder is a professional basketball franchise based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Seattle SuperSonics franchise had moved to Oklahoma, which meant that there was a new team name (Oklahoma City Thunder). Because of this, the Thunder replaced Seattle in the Western Conference's Northwest Division[7] and began play at Oklahoma City's Ford Center (later renamed Chesapeake Energy Arena) during the 2008–09 NBA season.[8]

Oklahoma City Thunder
2021–22 Oklahoma City Thunder season
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HistorySeattle SuperSonics
Oklahoma City Thunder
ArenaPaycom Center
LocationOklahoma City, Oklahoma
Team colorsThunder blue, sunset, yellow, navy blue[3][4]
Main sponsorLove's Travel Stops & Country Stores[5]
General managerSam Presti
Head coachMark Daigneault
OwnershipProfessional Basketball Club LLC (Clay Bennett, Chairman)[6]
Affiliation(s)Oklahoma City Blue
Championships1 (1979)
Conference titles4 (1978, 1979, 1996, 2012)
Division titles11 (1979, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016)
Retired numbers7 (1, 4, 10, 19, 24, 32, 43)
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Association jersey
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Team colours
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Icon jersey
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Team colours
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Statement jersey
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Team colours


  1. "History: Team by Team" (PDF). 2018-19 Official NBA Guide. NBA Properties, Inc. October 8, 2018. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  2. "NBA.com/Stats–Oklahoma City Thunder seasons". National Basketball Association. October 17, 2015. Retrieved October 17, 2015.
  3. "General Information" (PDF). 2018–19 Oklahoma City Thunder Media Guide. NBA Properties, Inc. November 5, 2018. Retrieved December 2, 2018.
  4. "Oklahoma City Thunder Reproduction and Usage Guideline Sheet". NBA Properties, Inc. Retrieved December 22, 2017.
  5. NBA Media Ventures, LLC (March 15, 2019). "The Heart of OKC: Thunder, Love’s Expand Partnership to Include Prominent Placement on Thunder Jersey". Press release. https://www.nba.com/thunder/news/release-loves-190315. Retrieved March 15, 2019. 
  6. "The Professional Basketball Club, LLC". OKCThunder.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  7. Darnell Mayberry (2008-04-21). "Sonics will stay in division". The Oklahoman. Retrieved 2008-07-03.
  8. "City Preparing Ford Center For NBA Team". The Oklahoman. 2008-07-03. Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2008-07-04.

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