Tony Brown is expected to become the Washington Wizards’ lead assistant coach, reports The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Brown, who took over for the fired Lionel Hollins in February on an interim basis, interviewed for the head coaching role that was eventually given to Kenny Atkinson.
In Washington, Brown will join a revamped staff that includes the newly signed Scott Brooks, the NBA’s Coach of the Year in 2010. Although the Nets went just 11-34 under Brown, he worked to improve a roster without starting point guard Jarrett Jack and made the team strangely competitive on particular nights.
While Brown did not get the head coaching gig for Brooklyn, he has over 20 years of experience with the Portland Trail Blazers, Detroit Pistons, Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, Dallas Mavericks, and Los Angeles Clippers. He’ll be a welcomed addition to a team that didn’t make the playoffs, but has John Wall and Bradley Beal chasing Kevin Durant this summer.