Washington Wizards Head Coach, Wes Unseld Jr., Transitions to Front Office Advisory Position

Washington, D.C. – The Washington Wizards announced on Thursday that head coach Wes Unseld Jr. will be making a shift from the sidelines to a front-office advisory role. Since his appointment as head coach on July 17, 2021, Unseld has amassed a record of 77-130. In October, the team exercised their option to extend Unseld’s contract through the 2024-25 season.

Expressing his gratitude, Unseld stated, “I am grateful to have served as head coach of the Washington Wizards. I look forward to this new opportunity to contribute to our organization’s ongoing progress.”

Later today, the team is expected to announce an interim head coach while they embark on an extensive search for a permanent replacement during the offseason.

Monumental Basketball President Michael Winger explained that the decision for the transition was reached through careful discussions with Unseld. “After several thoughtful conversations with Wes, we determined together that a change was needed for the benefit of the team,” said Winger. He added, “Wes embodies the values we uphold within our organization, and his wealth of basketball experience will greatly benefit our front-office efforts as we strive towards our long-term goals. We are grateful that he will continue to contribute to both our organization and the community.”

Currently, the Washington Wizards rank second to last in the Eastern Conference standings with a season record of 7-36, just behind the Detroit Pistons. This tumultuous season has compelled the team to seek a fresh start and implement changes that could potentially turn the tide in future campaigns.

Unseld’s transition from head coach to a front-office role signifies a new chapter for both the team and the coach. As the Wizards move forward in their search for a new leader, they hope to find someone who can guide the team to greater success and navigate the challenges that lie ahead.