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John Wall has a New Coach

Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

A day after the Minnesota Timberwolves put Tom Thibodeau in charge of Karl-Anthony Towns’ team, John Wall and the Washington Wizards have found a new head coach.  Former Oklahoma City Thunder head coach, Scott Brooks, is charged with taking Wall’s Wizards to new heights.

Brooks took the SuperSonics from Seattle to Oklahoma City.  As the head man of the Thunder, he went to two Western Conference Championships and lost in the 2012 Finals to Lebron James’ Miami Heat.  Brooks’ .620 winning percentage is the highest by any head coach to never win The Finals.

Wall and Towns have two high quality coaches, but as for Boogie, Rondo, and Willie Cauley-Stein…that’s a different story.  Kings’ beat reporter for the Sacramento Bee, Jason Jones, has the scoop on how they’re selling the team to potential coaches.

“One message Kings are sending to coaching candidates is front office will support new coach in disciplining players, including Cousins. Kings still fighting the notion Cousins runs the franchise. Funny because he runs it when the coach he liked got fired. Also funny that DeMarcus Cousins runs the team when the coach he didn’t want was still hired, too. Kings want everyone to know George Karl was not fired for DeMarcus Cousins, new coach will not be hired for DeMarcus Cousins.”

The Sacramento disaster probably won’t be solved anytime soon, but at least Towns and Wall are sitting pretty.  Who knows, maybe KD might want to come home to play for his old coach when he hits the free agent market?

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

3 Comments for John Wall has a New Coach



  1. ChicagoCat71
    9:40 pm April 21, 2016 Permalink

    Man, this stinks for Wall. IMO, Brooks is a terrible NBA coach. He had one of the best rosters in the league in OKC for years and never did much with it. The winning percentage is great, but he had KD his whole career plus Russ for most of it. He should have way more than one finals appearance and probably a title or two.

    That’s why he has so many haters among people that know way more about basketball than me, like Bill Simmons. He took a ton of talent and mis-managed it, so I don’t see him having a lot of luck in a much worse situation like Washington. I guess this is the down side of so many of our guys going top 5 – there’s a reason those teams have the worst records in the league.

    My guess is the Wizards are really just hoping this will help them make a push for Durant. Hopefully it works out; I’d hate to see Wall stuck in a bad situation for too long.



    • ChicagoCat71
      9:42 pm April 21, 2016 Permalink

      Thibs going to Minnesota will be AWESOME. That team’s gonna be scary in a couple years.



  2. King Kunta Shizzle
    8:36 am April 22, 2016 Permalink

    Let us all say a prayer for KAT’s knees please…