Former Washington Wizards coach Scott Brooks is striking a deal with the Portland Trail Blazers to become Chauncey Billups’ best assistant coach, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Brooks spent the past five seasons coaching the Wizards, leading Washington to the Playoffs three times and advancing to the Eastern Conference Semifinals in 2017.
But the Wizards announced last month that Brooks would not be returning, and general manager Tommy Sheppard said it was his decision not to renew Brooks’s contract after sources told Wojnarowski the parties failed to agree on a new one. contract.
In Portland, Brooks will work with a rookie head coach at Billups, who spent the 2020-21 season as an assistant to the LA Clippers.