It’s been a while since Thunder fans have had to go this long without a basketball fix.
Not even over the All-Star break did fans have to go a week or longer without the anticipation and excitement of a game night, and even then, they could count the days and zero in on the next opponent.
Going from the full-steam-ahead mode of the condensed season and of the first round of the Playoffs to today’s wait-and-see approach has thrown our staff for a loop, as well. We know what we need to do to host the first two games of Round 2, and some of our contingency plans for an extended first round can translate pretty smoothly into the early second round.
But for a staff that’s been pushing ourselves through deadlines and quick turn-arounds since the season began, waiting patiently is not necessarily our strong suit.
Don’t worry, there’s no thumb-twiddling going on here. We’re making every list to plan for Round 2 and checking it twice, thinking through every scenario that an ever-changing playoff schedule could present and even looking ahead to how we can prepare for next season.
But, just like our fans, we also keep looking anxiously at our calendars, waiting until we can start marking down game nights and start counting the days.
Hang in there, Thunder fans – and keep showing your Thunder pride. After all, sometimes it’s best to be mindful of the lesson from the tortoise and the hare: Slow and steady wins the race.
- Karina Henderson