The Wizards have had QUITE the busy summer.
Signing their own free agents, signing some new free agents, figuring out what to do with all their newly-garnered national attention, letting Sam Cassell move on, and hiring some new assistants - whew! That's a ton of stuff.
And the active summer continues! According to the NBA's very own David Aldridge, the Wizards are hiring away Howard Eisley from the Clippers.
Wizards, per sources, are adding former Clippers assistant Howard Eisley to their staff. Wiz had earlier hired ex-Nets assistant Roy Rogers.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) September 3, 2014
CSNWashington has corroborated the report, so if there was a doubt (which there really never is when Aldridge reports something), let the doubts be washed away.
Deal w/Eisley, I'm told, isn't signed or official yet but will be. Wiz lost Sam Cassell to #Clippers earlier this summer #WizardsTalk #NBA— J. Michael (@JMichaelCSN) September 3, 2014
Can confirm report from @daldridgetnt that Wizards have hired former #Clippers asst Howard Eisley to staff #WizardsTalk #NBA— J. Michael (@JMichaelCSN) September 3, 2014
Eisley played 12 yrs in #NBA as a combo G. and is being brought in to tutor backcourt in place of Cassell #WizardsTalk— J. Michael (@JMichaelCSN) September 3, 2014
As a backcourt coach, Eisley will likely take over the role that Cassell had on the coaching staff.
You know, I feel like it's way more fun to imagine this hire as a trade between the Clippers and Wizards. Let's try this again.
BREAKING: Wizards and Clippers complete blockbuster trade; Sam Cassell traded for Howard Eisley!
Yeah, that's way more fun. Trading coaches! We all want to see it because it's so rare! Can we just say that's the way it went down? Please?
No? OK, fine. The real way is fine, too.