Wizards Rumors: Wes Unseld Jr., Darvin Ham, Jamahl Mosley Among Finalists for HC Job

AP Photo/David Zalubowski According to reports, the Washington Wizards have reportedly reduced their list of potential head-coaching candidates down to four finalists. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the NBA assistant coaches Wes Unseld, Jr., Darvin Hammer, Jamahl Moley, and Charles Lee will meet with members of the Wizards front-office this week. Wojnarowski said that Unseld and Mosley are both considered serious candidates to the Orlando Magic head coach vacancy. Washington has searched far and wide to find Scott Brooks' replacement. The Wizards' front desk also met with Sam Cassell and Chris Fleming as well as Ronald Nored, Chris Quinn, and Ronald Nored. Since the end of the regular season, Ham and Lee were the most wanted-after assistants teams sought to interview. Since their time with the Atlanta Hawks, both have been Mike Budenholzer's top lieutenants. Since the 2013-14 season, Ham has been working with Budenholzer. Lee joined the team the next year. Unseld started his coaching career in 2005 as an assistant for the Wizards' head coach Eddie Jordan. After six seasons, he was with the team until he moved to the Golden State Warriors (2011-12), Orlando Magic (2012)-15 and now to the Denver Nuggets. Mosley spent seven seasons with the Dallas Mavericks as an assistant coach. Mike Fisher, Sports Illustrated's Sports Illustrated reporter, reported that Luka Doncic would endorse Mosley being made head coach when the Mavericks were searching for Rick Carlisle. Instead, Dallas chose to join Jason Kidd. Brooks' five-year contract was up in June and the Wizards parted with him. The Wizards finished the season with a record of 34-38 and reached the playoffs as No. They were eliminated by the Philadelphia 76ers in round one.

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