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Sam Cassell to join L.A. Clippers coaching staff, according to report

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The Wizards' assistant coach is expected to leave for the L.A. Clippers after spending five years in the nation's capital.

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The Washington Wizards' offseason has not come to a halt just yet as they will make another change to their coaching staff. Assistant Coach Sam Cassell will leave for the Los Angeles Clippers after spending five years in Washington from 2009 to 2014. Per J. Michael of CSN Washington:

Cassell played a role influencing Paul Pierce's decision to sign with the Wizards in July. However he has been courted by Clippers head coach Doc Rivers in the last few weeks. So at this point, Cassell's departure is not a surprise.

Who could replace Cassell at this point in the offseason? One possible choice who may come to mind is Al Harrington, who was an assistant coach during the Summer League. However, this is assuming that he determines that he decides to retire, which is a good possibility. But it also wouldn't surprise me if the Wizards perhaps make another unconventional hire. For example, the hiring of David Adkins from the Maryland Terrapins women's basketball team certainly qualifies.

Either way, it appears that the Wizards may be ready to fill this spot right away:

So far this offseason has been good to the Wizards. Let's hope that Ernie Grunfeld and Randy Wittman have another great addition to take Cassell's place.