That was to be expected, and the Wizards have formalized the arrival of Wes Unseld Jr as the club’s new ‘head coach’.
The club legend’s son, Wes Unselde, has signed a four-year contract. After a meeting with the managers and the club owner on Friday, he was offered the position in the aftermath.
It’s a homecoming for Wes Unseld Jr, who spent 14 years with The Wizards, as a scout and then an assistant, from 1997 to 2011. He then worked with the Warriors and then at Magic, before joining the Nuggets from 2015. It was there that he really made a name for himself in NBA microsome, becoming one of the most wanted assistants.
“Wes is one of the most well-known assistants in the NBA and has clearly distinguished himself from a large variety of considered candidates.”explained Tommy Shepard, the club’s general manager. “His excellent results as a tactician as well as his attention to detail on both sides of the field, combined with his reputation for player development and personality demonstrated during his twenty years in coaching, have left no doubt about the fact that he was the best choice to take our team to the next level.”