Lakers interview former Wizards coach Scott Brooks for assistant coaching position, per report

The Los Angeles Lakers interviewed former Washington Wizards and Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Scott Brooks for a position on Frank Vogel’s coaching staff, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times. The Lakers lost lead assistant Jason Kidd when he became the head coach of the Dallas Mavericks, but seemingly replaced him by hiring former New York Knicks head coach David Fizdale as an assistant under Vogel. Kidd is still building his staff in Dallas, though, and that could open up more spots on Vogel’s bench.

Brooks was a point guard in the NBA for over a decade. He was an assistant in Denver and Sacramento before landing a job on P.J. Carlesimo’s staff in Seattle. That eventually led to him becoming the head coach of the Thunder, where he stayed until he was fired after the 2014-15 season. He took a year off before returning to coach the Wizards for the 2016-17 season. He remained there until his contract expired this offseason. He and the Wizards mutually agreed to part ways, and Brooks is now available.

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