Scott Brooks, raised in Lathrop and a graduate of East Union High, was fired Wednesday after seven mostly successful seasons as head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder. If he chooses, he won’t be unemployed for long.
PGA, LPGA and Champions tour events plus a new United States Golf Association tournament spice up the calendar for local fans, beginning this week with the LPGA’s Swinging Skirts Classic in Daly City and ending in June with the U.S. Senior Open in Sacramento.
The Central Catholic Raiders have won three consecutive state football titles, an unprecedented feat in the Stanislaus District. Their march to No. 3 was ranked The Modesto Bee’s No. 1 local sports story of the year.