New Nickname For NBA's Oklahoma Team

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Wednesday Sept 3, 2008
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- As Oklahoma City's NBA team prepared to
reveal its name and logo, the NBA's Web site showed "Thunder" as
the name and the color scheme as blue, yellow and orange.

The franchise planned to formally reveal the team's nickname,
colors and logo at 5 p.m. CDT. Earlier this week, a handful of NBA team Web sites, including that of the Orlando Magic, offered tickets for games against "the Thunder."

Oklahoma City television station KOCO reported in late July that
"Thunder" would be the nickname, but team officials have refused
to comment on the report.

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