A lot has been said about Mike Brown and his coaching style. A lot of blame has been placed on Brown during his two stops as head coach. I feel as if, Brown never had a fair shake as a head coach. One place he could get that fair shake? In Washington coaching the Washington Wizards next season.
Randy Whittman is still the coach of the Wizards. There hasn’t been any talk of Whittman being on the hot seat but I doubt he is the coach of the future for this team. No disrespect to him or his coaching skills but this team needs a new general manager and new coaching staff. Whittman, no matter how different he may be from Flip Saunders, is still a holdover from the old Wizards regime that was the definition of dysfunction.
Brown would bring a career winning record, a winning attitude, and a defense first mentality to this team. One of the big knocks on Brown is his lack of an exciting offense. No one complained when the Cleveland Cavaliers were winning 60 plus games a season. I look at it like the Wizards can’t get any worse on offense than they already are. Bringing a defensive attitude to this team would make their fast break offense that much more potent with the return of a healthy John Wall.
Another knock on Brown has also been his ability to coincide with his star player. In all honesty he had no shot with Kobe Bryant at that stage in Bryant’s career. Lebron James on the other hand was able to supersede Brown’s authority by going straight to the owner who appeased James every time. Brown will have no such concern with the Wizards. There is no golden child, no future Hall of Famer, not even a perennial All-Star on this team to speak of. Brown would be afforded the opportunity to actually head a team where there should be no qualms about his leadership.
Unfortunately, Ted Leonsis seems intent on letting the contracts of his current coach and GM run out before making any moves. I feel by then, it will be too late and the Wizards will end up settling for another coach with a career losing record.