The Washington Wizards have extended General Manager Tommy Sheppard’s contract and promoted him to President and General Manager of the organization, according to the team in a press release.
Chief Planning and Operations Officer Sashi Brown has been promoted to President of Monumental Basketball and Special Advisor to the Office of the CEO at Monumental Sports & Entertainment as well.
Terms of their extensions have not yet been disclosed.
The Wizards have seen continuous improvements since both were brought into the organization in 2019, as the Wizards currently find themselves an Eastern Conference-best 10-3.
Sheppard, in particular, has drawn praise for trading Russell Westbrook over the offseason and bringing in Spencer Dinwiddie, Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, which has improved the overall depth of their roster and their defense.
“Tommy has effectively improved our team each year of his tenure by following the plan he laid out to us as his vision when we hired him as general manager and Sashi has been instrumental in making us a leader in analytics, research and player engagement while efficiently streamlining operations across all of our basketball teams and venues,” Wizards owner and Monumental Sports & Entertainment CEO Ted Leonsis said in the press release. “Their combined efforts have put us in a position to compete now with an exciting and hard-working team while also having the flexibility to execute our long-term strategy of building a championship program that is a leader in the community.”