The Washington Wizards are one of the NBA teams still looking to fill their head coaching vacancy after parting ways with Scott Brooks.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Wizards seem to be narrowing their focus to a few different candidates. All four are assistant coaches in the league.
The reported candidates are Dallas’ Jamahl Mosley, Milwaukee’s Darvin Ham and Charles Lee and Denver’s Wes Unseld Jr. All four have been linked to other head coaching jobs around the NBA at different points in time.
Mosley was reportedly a strong possibility for the Mavericks’ head coaching position, which ultimately went to Jason Kidd. Ham and Lee are currently balancing pursuing head jobs with helping the Bucks try to win their first NBA title in five decades.
Meanwhile, in addition to his own qualifications, Unseld Jr. would be the perfect sentimental choice, as he is the son of Washington franchise legend Wes Unseld.
Washington’s search process for a new coach has narrowed to several assistants, including Dallas’ Jamahl Mosley, Milwaukee’s Darvin Ham and Charles Lee and Denver’s Wes Unseld, Jr., sources tell ESPN. Those are among the candidates who will talk to Wizards again this week.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 5, 2021
The Wizards returned to the playoffs this season under Brooks after a two-year hiatus.
Washington earned the No. 8 seed in the play-in round before losing to the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round.