As the Washington Wizards prep for free agency, they’re also working on new additions for Scott Brooks’ coaching staff. According to Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post, the Wizards have added a new face to the staff for next season.
Some Wizards news: former Kings assistant Chad Iske will be on Scott Brooks' coaching staff next season, per league sources.— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) June 29, 2016
The news doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Marc Stein of ESPN reported earlier this month Brooks was targeting Iske to join his staff. He joins Tony Brown, who Brooks hired as lead assistant, on the Wizards’ new coaching staff.
Iske has been an assistant in the NBA for eight years. He worked as an assistant coach in Denver working under George Karl (who Scott Brooks also worked under, though not at the same time) from 2007-13. During his time there, he was known for his yell to get players fired up before games.
Iske resurfaced in 2014 on Brett Brown’s staff with the Sixers, but left at the end of the season to reunite with Karl in Sacramento and become the team’s associate head coach for the 2015-16 season.
No word on if Iske will show his DVD “Team Defense Against the Mid and Side Pick and Roll” to his new players.