The Oklahoma City Thunder has promoted assistant coach Mark Daigneault to be the team’s next head coach. Daigneault joined Billy Donovan’s staff as an assistant coach ahead of the 2019-20 NBA season. Prior to joining the NBA’s Thunder, Daigneault spent five seasons as head coach of the Thunder’s G League affiliate, the Oklahoma City Blue. Daigneault led the Blue to a 143-107 record and four playoff appearances, earning G League Coach of the Month three times.
At 35, Daigneault becomes the second-youngest head coach in the league. Daigneault takes over for Donovan, with whom he first began to work as a graduate assistant at the University of Florida.