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Oklahoma City Thunder won't renew contract of announcer

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma City Thunder will not renew the contract of the only television play-by-play announcer the team has had since it relocated in 2008.

The team said Friday the contract of Brian Davis, play-by-play announcer since the team relocated from Seattle, will not be renewed for the 2018-19 season.

A team statement does not give a reason for the decision.

Davis was suspended for Game 1 of the Thunder's first-round Western Conference playoff series against the Utah Jazz for a broadcast comment he made during the team's regular-season finale against Memphis. In that game, Davis described Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook as "out of his cotton-picking mind" after an assist.

Thunder vice president of broadcasting and communications Dan Mahoney said at the time Davis' phrase was "highly inappropriate and offensive."

Updated June 15, 2018

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