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An Unlikely NBA Champion for 2012

THE OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER AN UNLIKELY NBA CHAMPION 30.5 SPURS PISTONS 27.4 Popivich and the Spurs obtained their 4th championship in just eight years. HEAT 29.2 Led by Larry Brown in his 26th year of coaching, Detroit topped the Lakers in the finals 4-1. In his 22nd year of coaching, Pat Riley guided the Heat to their first-ever NBA Paired with the third smallest TV market in 2007 the NBA, and an inexperienced team, the Oklahoma City Thunder have a chance to prove history wrong by becoming the youngest team in over 35 years to win an NBA title. Looking at the past 15 championship teams, I've compiled the experience of both the players and their coach in hopes to 2004 24 championship. 2006 20 show just how remarkable this team really is. BULLS 31.7 TV MARKET SIZE (MILLIONS of PEOPLE) Los Angeles With an average age of nearly 32 years, the Bulls became the 16 THUNDER 25.1 oldest team ever to win a title. In only his 4th year coaching, Scott Brooks could lead the Thunder Chicago 1998 3.5 2.6 Dallas to a memorable 12 2.5 Boston season. 2012 1.8 Detroit 1.6 Miami San Antonio .8 Oklahoma City 4 09 07 00 96 99 08 05 97 98 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 AVERAGE AGE ON TEAM Resources: http:// Created by Dallas Barnes YEARS OF COACHING EXPERIENCE

An Unlikely NBA Champion for 2012

shared by dgbarnes on May 25
The notion of having an experienced veteran team in order to win an NBA title could be in question for the future if the Oklahoma City Thunder come away from the 2012 playoffs with a NBA championship.


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