Former Washington Wizards coach Scott Brooks is finalizing a cope with the Portland Trail Blazers to grow to be Chauncey Billups’ prime assistant coach, sources advised 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 determination to not renew Brooks’ deal after sources advised Wojnarowski that the edges failed to return to an settlement on a brand new contract.
Portland can be finalizing a deal for LA Clippers assistant Roy Rogers to affix Billups’ employees, sources stated. Rogers has proven a capability to assist enhance workforce defenses in latest 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.