The Trail Blazers are experiencing plenty of turbulence.
Scott Brooks could provide a steadying force.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:
Former Wizards coach Scott Brooks is finalizing a deal with Portland to become Chauncey Billups’ top assistant coach, sources tell ESPN. That’s a significant addition for Billups as he builds his new staff.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 9, 2021
This is a key hire for Billups. Not only is he a first-time head coach, he has only one season of coaching experience, as a Clippers assistant this year.
Though a flawed head coach, Brooks has 12 years of experience between the Wizards (who maybe wanted him back for the right price) and Thunder. He knows how to manage an NBA team and can advise Billups on some of those details.