Fri, 17 Sep 2021

Wizards part ways with coach Scott Brooks

Field Level Media
17 Jun 2021, 04:19 GMT+10

The Washington Wizards parted ways with head coach Scott Brooks on Wednesday after the two sides failed to agree on a new deal.

His contract expired at the end of the 2020-21 season.

Brooks, 55, led the Wizards to a 34-38 record and a playoff appearance as the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference this season. They lost to the Philadelphia 76ers in five games in the first round.

"We have been committed to taking the proper steps over the last two seasons to develop our young players, bring in pieces to complement Bradley Beal and build a winning environment that will ultimately lead to sustained on-court success," Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard said.

"Our organization will always be grateful to Scott for his dedication and work both on the court and in the community over the past five years and I personally admire and respect how he helped keep our team together during the unprecedented events of the last 15 months."

Brooks compiled a 183-207 record with three postseason berths in five seasons in the nation's capital. Before that, he went 338-207 with five playoff appearances in seven seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder (2008-15).

Brooks was named the NBA Coach of the Year in 2009-10 and guided the Thunder to the NBA Finals in 2011-12, losing to the Miami Heat in five games.

--Field Level Media

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