The Washington Wizards are searching for a new head coach and they have interviewed Boston Celtics assistant coach Scott Morrison. Morrison announced that during a segment on RDS, a Francophone sports network. RDS analyst Peter Yannopoulos tweeted the following below:
My brother & #BleedGreen Coach @scott_morrison informed us on @RDSca tonight that he also interviewed with Washington Wizards for their head coaching position. .Future #NBA head coach. @MathieuJolivet pic.twitter.com/fW2mBqfLsN— Peter Yannopoulos (@PeteYannopoulos) June 25, 2021
Morrison was the head coach of the Maine Red Claws (now the Maine Celtics), the Celtics’ G-League affiliate from 2014-17 where they won three Atlantic division titles during his time there and was the then-D-League Coach of the Year in 2015. After his time with the Red Claws, Morrison joined the Celtics’ coaching staff under then-head coach Brad Stevens.
Currently, Morrison is an assistant coach on the Canadian men’s national basketball team. The Canadians are currently hosting an Olympic qualifying tournament where they will compete against Greece, the Czech Republic, Turkey, China and Uruguay for one of three remaining berths in the men’s Olympic tournament next month.
It’s unclear whether Morrison is one of the top candidates or if he is ... just a candidate. The Wizards have been very tight-lipped on their search so it’s important to not jump to conclusions about their process to this point.
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