Assistant coach Rex Kalamian and the Oklahoma City Thunder finished off a first-round sweep of the defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks with a 103-97 road victory.
Kalamian joined the Thunder coaching staff under Scott Brooks in 2009 after previously working with Brooks in Denver. The Thunder finished the lockout shortened season with a 47-19 record, good for a second-place finish in the western conference. The Thunder await the winner of the Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets series.
Kalamian grew up in Los Angeles and led the South Coast Conference in three-point field goal percentage during the 1988-89 season. He also worked many years for the Los Angeles Clippers and Sacramento Kings.