Former Washington Wizards coach Scott Brooks is finalizing a deal with the Portland Trail Blazers to become Chauncey Billups’ top assistant coach, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Brooks spent the last five seasons as the Wizards’ coach, taking 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 return, and general manager Tommy Sheppard said it was his decision not to renew Brooks’ deal, after sources told Wojnarowski that the sides did not agree on a new contract. .
In Portland, Brooks will work with a first-time head coach at Billups, who spent the 2020-21