Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks, whose team was eliminated in six games by the San Antonio Spurs, said Sunday he is not worried about his job.
"It's something I don't even consider," he said, according to ESPN.com. "I just do my job every day."
The Thunder lost to the San Antonio Spurs 112-107 in overtime Saturday night, ending their season two wins short of the NBA Finals.
"I've had a lot of valuable lessons from my mother, and she's always told me this: 'You do your job every day and live with the results,'" he said. "They say you can't worry about what 'they' say. You never even meet those people.
"I have many stories I could tell you about my mom, and that's one of them. Don't worry about them. Those are the people that told me I wasn't going to make it as a 4-11 freshman in high school, my dream of being an NBA player. I don't listen to 'they.' I always focus on what I do and try and do it to the best ability I can. I'm not looking from nobody other than doing my job and living with the results. I love what I do, and I love the team I'm with. I know I have to get better and I know the team has to get better."
Star players Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook endorsed Brooks the morning after the Thunder's Game 6 loss.
"That's our guy," Durant said. "I'm riding with him. 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 share 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."
Said Westbrook: "Ever since I've been here and Scotty became the coach, he's done a great job in having confidence in me personally. There's times where things have gone south and he's the only that always, always had my back, regardless of what happened. People saying I was doing this or doing that, being selfish, being that, he was always the first person to step up and have my back and support me regardless of what's going on. I think he does a great job of always staying positive and trusting in our guys and trusting in our team."