The Washington Wizards have agreed to a deal with former Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Scott Brooks, The Vertical reported Thursday.
Brooks’s deal is reportedly worth $35 million over five years.
ESPN’s Marc Stein reported Wednesday that the Wizards “actively’ intensified their pursuit of Brooks, who was a target for other franchises including the Houston Rockets.
Brooks, 50, went 338–207 as head coach of the Thunder from 2008–15. There, he was responsible for the development of D.C.-area native Kevin Durant—the big fish in this summer’s free agency period. The Wizards are expected to make a major pitch for Durant’s services.
The Wizards fired Randy Wittman last week after five seasons. Washington went 41–41 last season and missed the playoffs.