Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard address Scott Brooks’ future

Wizards coach Scott Brooks - photo via USA Today Sports Images

WASHINGTON D.C. — Scott Brooks’ future status as the coach of the Wizards gained no more clarity after Brooks and Tommy Sheppard spoke to the media in Washington.

“We’re not doing anything about that today. We’re going to do a top to bottom evaluation within the organization,’ Sheppard told FortyEightMinutes.com and other media on Thursday. 
“It’s obviously well documented that my contract is up,” Brook said. “Never focused on that last summer…Haven’t thought about it much other than last night getting questions and this morning. That’s not how I live my life.”
Brooks’ contract is up this offseason and he said coaching the Wizards during a contract year didn’t impact the job he did.
“Let’s be honest,” Brooks explained. “You could have three or four years left on your contract, does that really mean anything?”

The Wizards made the playoffs this season after going through struggles with injuries, such as losing Thomas Bryant for the year and Russell Westbrook for a significant stretch, and COVID battles that forced the team to lockdown in the middle of the season. Many teams might have folded but Washington battled back under the leadership of Brooks, Bradley Beal, and Westbrook.

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Chris Crouse
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1 Comment on "Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard address Scott Brooks’ future"

  1. Extend Drummond | June 3, 2021 at 12:58 pm | Reply

    I have grown to lack confidence in Scott Brooks over the years. This year was interesting though.

    I appreciate his passion for the game and for the good of people, he values the positives in people. I think thats good for a head coach. To value peoples’ strengths. And he doesnt think he is above his players.

    He also seems to have the code for releasing the best in Russell Westbrook. Those two are a good match. Whether he remains the head coach or not, credit where due, he knows how free up the best of Russel Westbrook. And I am thankful for that as a basketball fan.

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