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OKC Thunder Announces 2019 Preseason Schedule

OKLAHOMA CITY, July 31, 2019 – The Oklahoma City Thunder announced its complete 2019 preseason schedule today. The Thunder will play four games, including three in the state of Oklahoma.

Oklahoma City’s preseason tips off on Oct. 8 versus the Dallas Mavericks in Tulsa at the BOK Center. The team will then face the NBL’s New Zealand Breakers on Oct. 10 at Chesapeake Energy Arena, marking the fourth time the Thunder will host an international team in Oklahoma City. The Thunder will travel to Dallas to face the Mavericks again on Oct. 14 before wrapping up the preseason with a home game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Oct. 16.

The preseason opener in Tulsa will mark the 11th time hosting a preseason game at the BOK Center and the second time to face the Mavericks in Tulsa. The Thunder won the previous meeting, 100-88, on Oct. 13, 2015.

Tickets for the game in Tulsa are now available and can be purchased through the BOK Center website, www.bokcenter.com. Tickets for both preseason games at Chesapeake Energy Arena will go on sale at a later date.

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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