Last weekend, Marc Stein of The New York Times reported that the Washington Wizards are interested in Dallas Mavericks assistant coach Jamahl Mosley. Mosley has been with Dallas since the 2014-15 NBA season.
Orlando and Washington have requested permission to interview Mavericks assistant coach Jamahl Mosley for their head coaching openings, league sources say.— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 27, 2021
In Dallas, Mosley has served as the team’s defensive coordinator since the 2018-19 season per the team’s site. Should he become the Wizards’ next head coach, Mosley could help Washington improve considerably on that end of the floor. That said, the Mavericks were a middle-tier defensive team in each of the last two seasons and throughout his entire time with the organization. He is also known as a good player development coach, having been in that capacity in a past stop with the Denver Nuggets on George Karl’s staff from 2005-10.
Mosley is the second known candidate for the Wizards’ head coaching vacancy, joining Boston Celtics assistant coach Scott Morrison. Like Morrison, Mosley is an assistant on a team that just reported a head coaching change. Jason Kidd is expected to be the next head coach for Dallas, and it’s not uncommon for new head coaches to significantly change their coaching staff upon arrival.
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