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OKC Thunder's Mark Daigneault supports polo look for NBA coaches

Count Thunder coach Mark Daigneault as a member of Team Casual. 

As NBA coaches discuss dress code changes for the upcoming season, ESPN reported this week that the league will no longer require coaches to wear suit jackets during games. 

The polo-shirt and slacks look popularized in the bubble will now be allowed outside of it. 

"I believe it's gonna continue to be polos and slacks," Daigneault said Thursday. "Wilson Taylor, who does just about everything for the organization, chooses the outfit and he sends it out to us so we're all on the same page. So if you guys have any issues we'll get him up here and he can answer a couple questions." 

Taylor is officially the Thunder's senior logistics lead. 

"I kind of kick and scream when I have to dress up," Daigneault said. "My wife can tell you that, so I don't mind the polos. We're willing to be uniform with whatever the rest of the coaches are doing and what the league wants." 

Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, president of the National Basketball Coaches Association, falls on the side of suits but is open to the change. 

"We want to be together on this whole thing," Carlisle told reporters. "I think it's healthy for teams to have a slightly different look, but we want to talk about how different we want to look." 

Face masks will be among the in-game wardrobe requirements for coaches this season. Coaches were not required to wear masks in the bubble. 

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Mark Daigneault is entering his first-year as Thunder head coach (Photo provided by Thunder).

Mark Daigneault is entering his first-year as Thunder head coach (Photo provided by Thunder).

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Joe Mussatto

Joe Mussatto joined The Oklahoman in August 2018 to cover OU football, men’s basketball and softball. He previously covered University of Kentucky football and basketball for SEC Country. Mussatto is from Oklahoma City and lives in Norman. Read more ›

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