NBA rumors are currently surrounding Scott Brooks. After taking the year off after being dismissed by the Oklahoma City Thunder, he is now one of the top coaching candidates out there. Brooks is expected to have several job interviews around the National Basketball Association in the coming weeks. According to the Washington Post, the Washington Wizards are interested in hiring him to replace Randy Wittman. Brooks will also be asked to lure in Kevin Durant, who becomes a free agent this summer.
When Scott Brooks was the head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder, he turned them into a pretty good team. Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant blossomed into bona fide NBA superstars under his watch. The team also managed to make it to the NBA Finals. They had to beat the dominant San Antonio Spurs in a seven game series to make that happen. Not a lot of people can say that they have that on their resume.
The relationship between Scott Brooks and Kevin Durant is said to be a close one. The Washington Wizards are hoping that it is close enough where Brooks can convince Durant to sign with the team. If he were able to pull that off, then Brooks will be worth whatever the amount the Wizards decide to pay him. Of course, he’s also a pretty good coach.
Scott Brooks would have quite an enviable roster if he were to be hired by the Washington Wizards. John Wall and Bradley Beal are one of the best back courts in the NBA. Markief Morris is a versatile and talented power forward. Kevin Durant would slot perfectly into the small forward position. Marcin Gortat is above average as a center. If the team wanted to play small ball, they can replace substitute a guard or small forward for Gortat.
Scott Brooks is eventually going to end back up in the NBA. He’s too good of a basketball coach to remain in retirement forever. After going through a handful of coaches over the past decade, the Washington Wizards could use a good basketball coach. Their talented roster is being wasted right now. Rather than challenging for the championship, the team is already on vacation. That’s not something that should happen for a team like that.
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