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Wes Unseld Jr. out as Wizards coach, transferring to entrance workplace advisory position Categorical Instances

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Wes Unseld Jr. is out as coach of the Washington Wizards halfway via his third season with the staff.

President Michael Winger introduced Thursday that Unseld can be transitioning to a entrance workplace advisory position. The Wizards mentioned they are going to identify an interim coach later within the day and maintain a seek for a full-time alternative within the offseason.

“After a number of considerate conversations with Wes, we decided collectively {that a} change was wanted for the advantage of the staff,” Winger mentioned. “Wes embodies the traits we worth in our group, and his huge basketball expertise can be an asset to the entrance workplace as we progress towards our long-term objectives. We’re grateful that he’ll proceed his contributions to our group and neighborhood.”

Washington Wizards head coach Wes Unseld Jr. reacts within the first half of an NBA basketball sport towards the New York Knicks, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024, at Madison Sq. Backyard in New York. (AP Picture/Mary Altaffer)

Washington has the fewest wins within the NBA this season with its 7-36 file. The Wizards have misplaced 5 in a row and 11 of their previous 12 video games.

Unseld, 48, is the son of franchise legend and Corridor of Famer Wes Unseld, who helped the then-Bullets win the 1978 NBA title. The Wizards went 77-130 with him as coach.

“I’m grateful to have served as head coach of the Washington Wizards,” mentioned Unseld Jr. “I look ahead to this new alternative to work towards our group’s continued progress.”