Congratulations are in order for Dave Bliss. He is now an assistant of basketball operations for the NBA franchise, the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Bliss started working for the Thunder in June of 2010, so this information isn't exactly new news. But I just found out about it, so I'm sharing it with the readers of the Blog.
At any rate, I think it's a fantastic opportunity for Dave. He gets to hang out with a an impressive coaching staff, not to mention Kevin Durant, a real superstar already in his young career. The Thunder is an energetic, exciting team, and they will be a powerhouse in the NBA if Durant stays healthy (if Seattle had known that the Thunder would be this good, this fast, they never would have allowed the old Supersonics team to move).
Dave will be right there in the mix. His trajectory toward a high level coaching position in the college ranks, or even in the NBA, has taken a definite sharp turn upward.