1:10pm: Bulls assistant Chris Fleming has also interviewed for the Wizards’ head coaching position, according to Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington (Twitter link).
12:28pm: The Wizards are continuing through their first round of head coaching interviews this week, according to Michael Scotto of HoopsHype, who hears that the team could move onto the next stage of the process by the end of the week.
An earlier report indicated that Washington’s search for Scott Brooks‘ replacement will be “lengthy and thorough.” Only a handful of candidates have been reported so far, but Scotto adds a couple more names to that list.
According to Scotto, Hornets assistant Ronald Nored and Heat assistant Chris Quinn are receiving consideration from the Wizards and were in the mix for the team’s first round of interviews.
Nored, who played for Butler from 2008-12 and coached the Long Island Nets from 2016-18, is also drawing interest from the Pacers as a possible assistant on Rick Carlisle‘s staff, Scotto adds. Quinn, meanwhile, has been a member of Erik Spoelstra‘s staff in Miami since 2014 and reportedly interviewed for Indiana’s head coaching job in 2020.
Nored and Quinn join a group of candidates that includes Wes Unseld Jr., Scott Morrison, Jamahl Mosley, and Sam Cassell. As we relayed earlier today, Cassell interviewed with the Wizards on Tuesday.
11 thoughts on “Latest On Wizards’ Head Coaching Search”
If GMs are not top 10 in the nba and the expectation is sky high, coaches will be underachieved
Blazers, Pelicans and …
Gotta think someone has to hire Becky so we can stop talking about why she doesn’t get a job.
I would take the Philly girl Dawn Staley over her, if I wanted to exclusively search for a female candidate.
Like a pesky mosquito. Ignore it and it will go away. People saying she deserves a “chance” is just as sexist as not hiring her. This is a job being filled. Not kickball. Forget all this “It’s her turn” garbage.
Seriously. She should have to work her way up and pay her dues like Steve Nash
I have been so impressed watching Cassell coach this season. Watch the way he moves and interacts during the game. The man is coaching high level energy 48 minutes a game. I hope no one hires him, because I want him back in Philly (TBH I would take him over Doc if I could), but if I was looking for a new coach to bring fresh energy and excitement, Sam would be my guy.
Nobody wants to give Mark Jackson a chance smh!
He really blew it with Warriors when he thought he was bigger than the owners and front office, not to mention what he did with assistant coaches. Can you imagine how weird he was not wanting Jerry West to come and watch practices?? He’s not a teamplayer, insecure, and backstabber.
Not to mention he’s not good at his tv job. Mark Jackson and the Van Gundy brothers would improve the NBA experience greatly by watching the games at home, rather than being part of the broadcasts.
Boylen pondered the shattered shards of his cell phone on the basement floor, stubbing his cigar into the Bulls logo on his ashtray. He looked up at the smoke and thought he saw something – yes, it was something! The image of Red Auerbach was looking down on him. “Better get that real estate license” he said before disappearing as the air conditioning kicked on.