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Scott Brooks will remain the Wizards’ head coach for the 2020-21 season

He enters the last year of his five-year, $35 million contract without a guarantee that he will get extended.

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Scort Brooks will get one more go-round leading the Washington Wizards.
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On Wednesday, Washington Wizards General Manager Tommy Sheppard announced that Scott Brooks will remain the head coach for the 2020-21 NBA season with no guarantee that he will be extended. The announcement was made in a conference call with media.

Though Brooks will begin the 2020-21 NBA season with a job, it’s far from a given that he’ll be the head coach for the entire season. Washington is expected to bring back John Wall, who needs a very strong comeback and Bradley Beal. They also hope to bring back Davis Bertans, whose re-signing was considered a “priority” by Sheppard.

If the Wizards do not play at a level like they did for much of the 2016-17 season, Brooks’ first, I just don’t see him lasting the entire season. It will be weird to see a head coach get his termination in a bubble (since I guess play will have to be in such an environment this season), but there’s little point keeping a an underperforming head coach out there digging his proverbial grave.

Now that we know Brooks is back for next year, do you think he can get Washington back to a playoff level, even if Wall doesn’t end up coming back like WNBA superstar Breanna Stewart? Let us know in the comments below.