Record: 8-13, third by quarter-point
average in National Conference of a 10-team league that suspended
leaders: Jamel Thomas 23.4, John Coker 21.0, Jermaine
Jackson 17.2, Chris Garner 14.9, Jack Hartman 10.6.
Rebounding leaders: Coker 11.8, Thomas 6.2, Eric Kubel 6.0.
leaders: Garner 7.0, Jackson 5.8.
in review: Bob Thornton, an eight-year NBA veteran, became the
third head coach in Thunder history after
Dan Panaggio resigned
in October to become as assistant at Indiana University. ...
Thomas, who led the league in scoring when the CBA went down,
and Garner, whose 4.4 steals average would be a new CBA record,
were named midseason All-Stars. ... Coker spent a month with
the NBA’s Golden State Warriors after starting the season
here. ... Former Thunder star Jimmy King scored a career-high
47 points to lead Gary past the Thunder in its last game in the