Kevin Durant slams those calling for Scott Brooks' OKC Thunder job

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The future of Scott Brooks as the coach of Oklahoma City Thunder has been brought into question following the team's exit from the 2014 playoffs at the Conference Finals stage for the second year running.

Analysts and fans alike have asked whether Brooks should be shown the exit door amidst criticism for what some perceive as a limited ability to create game-winning plays, and a year of stagnation despite having the reigning MVP in his ranks.

Kevin Durant however, who won the award for the first time this year, has come out in support of Brooks, a man he clearly feels is the right person to lead the Thunder next season:

"That's our guy," said Durant.

"I'm riding with him, It's easy for everybody on the outside to criticize. But once you're in the fire, once you're in that arena, those are the guys that matter.

"The guys that shed the blood, sweat and tears and sleepless nights, those are the guys that count. Those are the guys that matter in our book.

"Everybody on the outside really doesn't."

Brooks joined the Thunder in 2008 one year after Durant had been with the franchise and has led the team to five consecutive winning seasons.

Unfortunately for Thunder fans that has not translated to an NBA title just yet, but another of OKC's main men, Russell Westbrook, joined Durant in rushing to the defence of his head coach:

"Ever since I've been here and Scotty became the head coach, he's done a great job of having confidence in me personally.

"There's times where things have gone south, and he's the only one, regardless of what happened, has had my back," Westbrook told The Oklahoman.

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