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Wizards interview Kevin Young for head coaching vacancy, according to report

The Phoenix Suns assistant coach interviewed with Washington in the first round, but it’s unclear whether he is part of the second round round of interviews.

2021 NBA Playoffs - Los Angeles Lakers v Phoenix Suns
Kevin Young (L) has also interviewed for the Wizards’ coaching vacancy.
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The Washington Wizards have interviewed Phoenix Suns assistant coach Kevin Young in the first round of interviews for their head coaching vacancy, according to Michael Scotto of HoopsHype.

Young has been a head coach for two G-League teams including the now-Delaware Blue Coats (twice from 2010-11 as the Utah Flash and from 2014-17 as the Delaware 87ers) and the now-Iowa Wolves from 2011-13 when they were known as the Iowa Energy. After his time in Delaware, Young joined the Philadelphia 76ers as an assistant from 2017-20 on Brett Brown’s staff and joined the Phoenix suns this past season on Monty Williams’.

The Suns are currently in the NBA Finals where they have a 1-0 series lead over the Milwaukee Bucks, so if Young advanced to the second round and were offered the job, it isn’t unrealistic to assume that such a move won’t be announced until after the Finals are over.

The Wizards are reported to be in the second round of their interviews now, with Dallas Mavericks assistant coach Jamahl Mosley, Milwaukee Bucks assistant coaches Darvin Ham and Charles Lee, and Denver Nuggets assistant coach Wes Unseld, Jr. being four of the coaches whom Washington is considering, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.