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Ted Leonsis doesn’t say whether the Wizards will extend Scott Brooks’ contract after the season

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Take the news for what you will since the team owner is more worried about the games this next week. But what happens in the play-in tournament and beyond could sway things.

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Ted Leonsis held a press conference with the media on all of his three teams.
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On Friday morning, Monumental Sports & Entertainment principal owner Ted Leonsis held a general media availability online where he would take questions on the Washington Capitals, Mystics and Wizards.

During the press conference, Leonsis was asked a question about Wizards head coach Scott Brooks who is on the last year of his five-year contract.

in his response, Leonsis replied that he was more concerned about their remaining regular season games and the play-in tournament, if they make it.

Leonsis also went on to say that he likes the play-in tournament given that it helps competitiveness and more. Ava Wallace of The Washington Post summed it up best.

I’m not sure if there is anything to read into here. Brooks is on the last stretch of his current contract and the Wizards’ performance from now on could determine whether he gets another contract. That said, it’s not a sign of confidence when a coach is on the last year of his current deal. I would think that Washington would have extended him already if they won a second Southeast Division title a year or two ago.

That said, if the Wizards were a consistent playoff team throughout the last five years, then Ernie Grunfeld would likely still be here as well as President of Basketball Operations. So I’m not sure how many of you would feel about that.

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