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Wizards pushing to complete Brooks deal, reportedly offering $7 million per year

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The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Wizards are trying to close a deal

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The Wizards have offered their vacant head coaching to former Thunder head coach Scotty Brooks. Adrian Wojnarowski reports, "Brooks has been enthusiastic about reaching an agreement with the Wizards" and the deal could be in the range of $7 million a season.

If the Wizards truly believe that Brooks is the best man for the job, it's encouraging that they are being aggressive and unafraid to pay him significantly more than previous Wizards coaches. Randy Wittman was estimated to make around $3 million per year, and Flip Saunders contract was reported to be $18 million dollars over 4 years.

The contract would make Brooks one of the highest paid coaches in the NBA, but probably not for very long. With all the new money coming in under the new television deal, expect coaches salaries to rise as NBA teams get an infusion of new money.