The frontrunners in the Wizards‘ search for a new head coach are Nuggets assistant Wes Unseld Jr. and Bucks assistant Darvin Ham, tweets ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Bucks assistant Charles Lee is also a finalist for the job, Woj adds.
All three were reported last week as moving past the first round of interviews, along with former Mavericks assistant Jamahl Mosley, who was hired as head coach of the Magic over the weekend. Washington and New Orleans are the only teams currently without a head coach.
Unseld is the sentimental choice for Wizards fans because his father was a legend in the area as a five-time All-Star with the Bullets. The younger Unseld started his coaching career with the Wizards in 2005 and spent time with the Warriors and Magic before coming to Denver.
Ham has been as assistant under Budenholzer for the past eight years in Milwaukee and Atlanta. His coaching career began with the Lakers in 2011.
The Wizards have been looking for a coach since deciding not to extend Scott Brooks‘ contract in mid-June.
6 thoughts on “Wes Unseld Jr., Darvin Ham Leading Contenders To Become Wizards Coach”
Unseld Jr started in 2005 wow. I’d say he’s paid his dues. His father is a legend in Washington. If he can coach hire him. I’m sure he’d want to make his father proud.
Mmm, Ham. A potentially satisfying choice.
In Darvinham, they pronounce it Dar’um.
Boylen says he is still out there, staying in game-tough shape and waiting for a call.