5 candidates the Wizards should definitely consider in assistant coaching role

Mike D'Antoni. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
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Steve Nash, Brooklyn Nets
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No. 5 Steve Nash

While his tenure as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets was rough to say the least, he had plenty of external factors potentially holding him back. He was a rookie coach with immense pressure to win a championship, the drama of Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, and James Harden consumed the franchise, and he was already replacing a great coach who shouldn’t have been fired in the first place.

Despite his shortcomings on the defensive end, he has shown the ability to draw up plays on offense. This is a trait the Washington Wizards have sorely lacked in recent years under Wes Unseld Jr. Adding Nash’s knack for offense could prove to be highly beneficial.

He could also help develop the playmaking abilities of players like Jordan Poole and Bilal Coulibaly, one of the main areas that both players need to grow.

Coming to the Wizards would also benefit the two-time MVP as well. He could garner more experience and knowledge of how to run a team. Both are strong qualities that could help him return to the coaching position someday down the line.