Having concluded their first round of head coaching interviews, the Wizards are conducting follow-up meetings this week. According to Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today (Twitter link), the team’s second interview with Wes Unseld Jr. was scheduled to take place today, while Jamahl Mosley is on tap for Friday.
A pair of Milwaukee assistants – Charles Lee and Darvin Ham – were also identified as finalists for the Wizards’ head coaching job. It’s unclear whether they’ve already met a second time with Washington or if those meetings are still to come. Both Lee and Ham, of course, remain active in the NBA Finals, which presumably complicates the scheduling of interviews.
Here’s more from around the Southeast:
- Melvin Hunt, who was the Hawks‘ lead assistant under Lloyd Pierce, won’t return to Atlanta next season as part of Nate McMillan‘s staff, according to a report from Chris Kirschner and David Aldridge of The Athletic (Twitter link).
- The Hornets brought in D.J. Funderburk, Justin Gorham, A.J. Lawson, Alonzo Verge Jr., Duane Washington Jr., and Bryce Wills for pre-draft workouts on Wednesday, according to the team (Twitter link).
- Heat guard Tyler Herro views this summer as a prime opportunity to continue growing his game and to develop a stronger relationship with head coach Erik Spoelstra, as Anthony Chiang of The Miami Herald details. Herro’s first NBA offseason following his rookie season a year ago lasted just over two months, as the Heat faced a quick turnaround following their trip to the NBA Finals.
- Fred Katz of The Athletic spoke to a “well-respected” NBA scout about the pros and cons of eight of the prospects the Wizards may be evaluating as possible targets with the No. 15 pick.
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9 thoughts on “Southeast Notes: Wizards, Hunt, Hornets, Herro”
Dragic salary $19.4 million
How about Herro and Dragic for Ben Simmons. Who say no?
Bam is a better player than Ben?
Why not but only once Ben shows some shooting improvements!! It’s like buying a car without test driving it!! If he is working on his offensive game like he promised, 76’ers should play him in summer league and have him knock down some jumpers or 3’s against bunch of kids to boost up his trade stocks!
I’m sure Ben will be more than willing to participate in the summer league with all the G-League hopefuls. The Sixers would be idiots to turn down any trade that good for someone who was until recently one of the most overrated players in the NBA.
It’s mind blowing nowadays when employees choose when to work and when not!!! Sad times!!! Soft society!
Air is a requirement.
Work, is not.
Ben can do whatever he wants. He’s a grown adult. If he doesn’t want to play somewhere, he doesn’t have to. He would have every right to refuse.
I rather see how things with Herro turn out. Yes, Simmons has a lot of talent, but he has holes in his game that are more of a concern to me than the holes in Herro’s game.
Wasn’t Nate McMillan the lead assistant under Lloyd Pierce?
The well-respected” scout said Senjun the Turk took 10 seconds to resolve an entry pass and did not play in the Europa league. Not much else.