Wizards sticking with Brian Keefe as head coach

League: NBA

Posted on: 29 May, 2024 at 09:59 PM

Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Wizards removed the interim title and named Brian Keefe head coach on Wednesday.

Keefe, 48, went 8-31 since replacing Wes Unseld Jr. on Jan. 25. The Wizards moved Unseld into a front office role.

"We are excited for Brian to become our next head coach. Brian is a proven motivator and connector of people," said Wizards General Manager Will Dawkins. "As a leader in the organization, he will continue to positively grow and invest into the development of our players. His wealth of experience will help move our team forward as we build for long-term sustained success."

The post marks Keefe's first as a head coach in the NBA. He had been an assistant coach with the Oklahoma City Thunder (2007-14; 2019-20), New York Knicks (2014-2016), Los Angeles Lakers (2016-19), Brooklyn Nets (2021-23) and Wizards. He started his NBA career as a video coordinator with the San Antonio Spurs in 2005.

"I look forward to continuing to work with our players and helping them grow and develop," Keefe said. "As a team, we are committed to a collaborative approach to build an environment of accountability and hard work that allows us to improve every day."

--Field Level Media