Washington Wizards tab Wes Unseld Jr. for head coach: report

The Washington Wizards have selected Wes Unseld Jr. as their next head coach, according to a report.

According to ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski, the Wizards and Unseld are set to begin contract talks soon.

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Unseld – the son of Bullets legend Wes Unseld Sr. – replaces Scott Brooks, who was fired shortly after the Wizards lost to the Philadelphia 76ers in the playoffs this year.

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Currently an assistant coach in the Denver Nuggets organization, Unseld served as an assistant for the Wizards, the Golden State Warriors and the Orlando Magic.

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Multiple sports news outlets pointed to Unseld as one of the Wizards’ top choices for their head coaching vacancy.

Brooks guided the Wizards to a 34-38 record during the 2020-2021 campaign, landing them in the playoffs.