Shortly after the Washington Wizards were eliminated from the playoffs, Scott Brooks was relieved of his duties as the team’s head coach. A few weeks later, Brooks landed another gig in the NBA.
According to ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the Portland Trail Blazers are finalizing a deal with Brooks to make him their top assistant coach for Chauncey Billups.
“Former Wizards coach Scott Brooks is finalizing a deal with Portland to become Chauncey Billups’ top assistant coach, sources tell ESPN,” Wojnarowski tweeted. “That’s a significant addition for Billups as he builds his new staff.”
The official terms of Brooks’ contract aren’t available at this time.
Brooks will bring a ton of experience to Portland’s coaching staff. He’s been a head coach in the NBA for over a decade and has worked with a plethora of stars, such as Bradley Beal, Kevin Durant, James Harden, John Wall and Russell Westbrook.
Former Wizards coach Scott Brooks is finalizing a deal with Portland to become Chauncey Billups’ top assistant coach, sources tell ESPN. That’s a significant addition for Billups as he builds his new staff.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 9, 2021
Billups doesn’t have experience as a head coach yet, so Brooks should be able to give him a few pointers over the course of the 2021-22 season.
The Trail Blazers weren’t the only Western Conference team interested in hiring Brooks as an assistant coach. Last week, the Los Angeles Lakers interviewed Brooks for a position on Frank Vogel’s staff.