On Tuesday, Monumental Basketball named Mark Simpson as their Vice President of Player Performance. Simpson comes to D.C. from the Los Angeles Clippers, where he was the Director of Performance. In that role, he managed players’ load management and workout plans.
Simpson, like Monumental Basketball’s Chief of Athlete Care & Performance Daniel Medina, is a European national. Simpson hails from the United Kingdom where he also worked on player conditioning for the British cycling team, according to a news release by Monumental Sports & Entertainment.
Simpson isn’t the first person to come to Monumental Basketball from the Clippers. Johnny Rogers also comes to the organization as the Vice President of Pro Personnel.
Monumental Basketball remains a new concept since it will unite the shared services between the Wizards and Mystics’ basketball operations. Since the Clippers have been one of the better pound-for-pound basketball organizations recently, Simpson’s arrival is definitely a great thing.