The Wizards' coaching staff isn't the only part of the team going through changes this offseason. The front office is going through some changes as well.
Marc Eversley, the team's Vice President of Scouting, recently joined the 76ers as the team's Vice President of Basketball Operations. But as fate would have it, the man he replaced in that role, Milt Newton, is available for hire after the Timberwolves let him go on Friday.
Newton worked with the Wizards from 2003 to 2013, when Flip Saunders hired him to be the Timberwolves' General Manager. He assumed Saunders' duties as the team's chief decision maker when Saunders passed away last fall. However, with Tom Thibodeau now in place as the team's coach and President of Basketball Operations, there was no role left for Newton to fill in Minnesota.
As you'd expect, some have suggested Newton would be a logical candidate to fill his old role in Washington:
One legit landing spot for Milt Newton: back in Washington. He's gotten a few calls, I'm sure. Highly thought of in league circles. #twolves— Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) May 20, 2016
However, it's worth noting after Newton left it was suggested that he may not have always been heard out during his time in Washington, for what it's worth:
Was impressed with how Milt Newton carried himself today. Many say Wiz ignored his suggestions and made mistakes. Wolves better hope so— Jon Krawczynski (@APkrawczynski) September 10, 2013
Newton has also been connected to San Antonio, where he has ties with Spurs GM R.C. Buford:
Three names to watch for new #Spurs asst. GMs: Milt Newton and Danny Ferry. Austin's GM Brian Pauga could also be promoted— Jabari Young (@JabariJYoung) April 26, 2016
If Washington doesn't bring Newton back, promoting from within appears to be the likely option:
Prior to joining the Wizards in 2013, Ross worked with the Thunder as their director of east coast scouting. In 2014, Basketball Insiders listed Ross among several others as someone who could up as a NBA GM in the future.