After parting ways with Scott Brooks earlier this month after five seasons with the franchise, the Washington Wizards were the last team standing when it came to hiring a head coach. Now, they’ve found their man. The team is hiring Denver Nuggets assistant Wes Unseld Jr. as their next head coach, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Unseld will now inherit a Wizards roster that has pressure to win right now with star veterans Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook.
The Washington Wizards are offering Denver Nuggets assistant Wes Unseld, Jr., the franchise’s head coaching job and sides are beginning contract talks soon expected to result in his hiring, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 16, 2021
Denver Nuggets associate head coach Wes Unseld Jr. is emerging as the leader to be the Washington Wizards’ new head coach, sources tell me and @FredKatz.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 15, 2021