Former Washington Wizards coach Scott Brooks is finalizing a cope with the Portland Path Blazers to change into Chauncey Billups’ prime assistant coach, sources instructed ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Friday.
Brooks spent the previous 5 seasons because the Wizards’ coach, taking Washington to the playoffs 3 times and advancing to the Jap Convention semifinals in 2017.
However the Wizards introduced final month that Brooks wouldn’t return, with basic supervisor Tommy Sheppard saying it was his choice to not renew Brooks’ deal after sources instructed Wojnarowski that the perimeters failed to return to an settlement on a brand new contract.
Portland can also be finalizing a deal for LA Clippers assistant Roy Rogers to hitch Billups’ workers, sources stated. Rogers has proven a capability to assist enhance crew defenses in current stops and can deal with that finish for the Blazers.
Rogers will work with a first-time head coach in Billups, who additionally spent the 2020-21 season as a Clippers assistant.