Thunder D-League team moving to OKC

The Thunder are about to start saving money on gas.

The team announced Friday its D-League team in Tulsa would be relocating to Oklahoma City.

"Our two seasons in Bixby were successful and we were pleased to be there, but circumstances beyond our control made it necessary to look for a new home for our Development League team," said Danny Barth, executive vice president and chief administrative officer of the Thunder.
"We explored several potentially viable options, but were unable to find a facility in the Tulsa area that meets all of our business and basketball needs, so we made the decision to bring the team to Oklahoma City," Barth said. "We offer our sincere thanks to the communities of Tulsa and Bixby, and to all of the 66ers fans and sponsors in the area for their loyal support over the past few years."

The D-League season is 24 games and the Thunder are looking to play games at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, across the street from Chesapeake Energy Arena.