Thunder Rumors: Billy Donovan Targeting Former Pelicans HC Monty Williams, Per Report

New Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Billy Donovan has already settled on three candidates for his first-ever NBA coaching staff and he's looking to some experienced NBA coaches to fill the two top-ranking spots next to him.

Here's Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski with the report:

Donovan has a targeted interest in several potential candidates, including ex-New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams, Chicago Bulls assistant Andy Greer and Portland Trail Blazers assistant Nate Tibbetts, league sources said.

Another possibility could be the return of New York Knicks assistant Brian Keefe, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Keefe left ex-Thunder coach Scott Brooks’ Thunder staff to join Derek Fisher in New York a year ago. Keefe is well-regarded among Thunder management and players. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are among the players partial to Keefe.

In addition to that, Donovan will also reportedly keep Oklahoma City assistant Mark Bryant and Darko Rajakovic on staff, making former Alabama coach and Florida protogee Anthony Grant his #3 assistant coach, per cited league sources.

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