Former Washington Wizards coach Scott Brooks is finalizing a cope with the Portland Trail Blazers to develop into Chauncey Billups’ high 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 Japanese Convention semifinals in 2017.
However the Wizards introduced final month that Brooks wouldn’t return, with basic supervisor Tommy Sheppard saying it was his resolution to not renew Brooks’ deal after sources instructed Wojnarowski that the perimeters failed to come back to an settlement on a brand new contract.
Portland can be finalizing a deal for LA Clippers assistant Roy Rogers to hitch Billups’ employees, sources mentioned. Rogers has proven a capability to assist enhance workforce defenses in latest stops and can concentrate on 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.