The Washington Wizards grew to become one of many nice surprises of the second half of the 2020-21 NBA season by successful 17 of 23 video games to qualify for the play-in match and, in the end, attain the playoffs.
Now that the Wizards have been eradicated by the Philadelphia 76ers within the postseason match first-round sequence, Washington head coach Scott Brooks is ready to be out of contract. Basic supervisor Tommy Sheppard instructed reporters Thursday he is made no name on Brooks’ future so quickly after Wednesday’s loss in Philadelphia.
“We aren’t doing something about that at the moment,” Sheppard defined, in response to Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN. “We clearly are going to do an intensive analysis from high to backside of our entire group and methods we will get higher. However any questions on that stuff, that isn’t for at the moment.”
Sheppard and proprietor Ted Leonsis have not but held season-ending talks about Brooks.
Brooks helped information the Wizards by a worrisome COVID-19 outbreak through the winter and stored heads held excessive when playoff elimination appeared sure earlier this spring. Per Fred Katz of The Athletic, star guard Russell Westbrook, who beforehand performed beneath Brooks with the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder, went to bat for his coach Wednesday evening.
“Me personally, I don’t see why Scottie ought to go anyplace,” Westbrook mentioned. “And never simply because we’re shut, however he’s accomplished a hell of a job with our group, our program since I’ve been right here. …
“He’s nonetheless the identical coach Brooks, and he brings depth. He brings the trouble like he was enjoying, however he’s a coach. That’s one thing you may’t train. That’s one thing you may’t have. So, if it was as much as me, I don’t assume he ought to go anyplace.”