Former Thunder Coach Scott Brooks Accepts Five-Year Deal With Wizards

Thursday, April 21st 2016, 6:05 pm
By: News 9

After a full season off from coaching, former Thunder head coach Scott Brooks has agreed to become the next coach of the Washington Wizards, according to The Vertical.

Brooks coached the Thunder for seven seasons after taking over for P.J. Carlisemo, and accumulated a 338-207 overall record while leading OKC to a Western Conference Championship in 2012. Brooks was fired by the Thunder after last season when OKC went 45-37 and missed the playoffs. 

Some have brought up the idea that this could be a leverage hire for the Wizards, who will be looking to attract Kevin Durant when he becomes a free agent this summer.