Wizards hire Howard Eisley to replace Sam Cassell


The Clippers, at one point apparently considering sending Wizards a draft pick just to get him, poached highly regarded assistant coach Sam Cassell from Washington.

The Wizards hired Roy Rogers, but they still needed someone to work with their young and talented guards, John Wall and Bradley Beal.

So, Washington turned to the team that just hired Cassell.

David Aldridge of NBA.com:

The Washington Wizards are hiring former Los Angeles Clippers assistant coach Howard Eisley to their staff, according to league sources.

Eisley, another former point guard, carved out quite a career after being a second-round pick. He played 12 NBA seasons for the Jazz, Knicks, Mavericks, Timberwolves, Suns, Nuggets, Spurs and Clippers.

If he can impart some of the knowledge required to stick in the league so long, the Wizards will be better for it.