UPDATE: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN is reporting Pack has agreed to a deal to join the Wizards’ coaching staff, as was rumored earlier in the week. The original post is below.
The Wizards are reportedly close to hiring Robert Pack to join their coaching staff, according to Marc Stein of The New York Times.
Pack has strong ties to the organization. He spent three years as an assistant under Scott Brooks in Oklahoma City from 2013-15. In Washington, he would be reunited with Mike Terpstra, who also served on Brooks’ staff at that time.
Pack joined Alvin Gentry’s staff in New Orleans after his time with the Thunder and coached there for two years. He decided to leave last season so he could explore opportunities to be a head coach in G-League, but after failing to find a spot, he took a scouting job with the Blazers.
During his playing career, Pack started 31 games for the Bullets in the 1995-96 season. He averaged 18.1 points and 7.8 assists per game for Washington until a leg issue cut his season short.
Hiring Pack would fill the vacancy left by Sidney Lowe joining the Pistons earlier this week. However, they might have to do fill another vacancy soon. Stein is also reporting the Hornets are pursuing Wizards assistant Chad Iske for a spot on James Borrego’s staff in Charlotte.