5 candidates the Wizards should definitely consider in assistant coaching role

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Caron Butler, Washington Wizards
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No. 2 Caron Butler

Once a two-time All-Star with the Washington Wizards, now an assistant coach for the Miami Heat, the Wiz should target a reunion with their former small forward.

We have seen the importance of finding quality role models for young NBA players in recent months, and there aren’t many better than Caron Butler. He had a rough childhood and faced many legal challenges before turning it all around and making it to the NBA.

He overcame his struggles and because of that, he made it to the NBA and had a successful career.

He has likely learned quite a bit working under Erik Spoelstra the past three seasons. He could bring valuable knowledge and experience to a Wizards team moving forward. He could also quickly become a leading candidate for a potential head coaching position should the franchise choose not to extend the contract of Wes Unseld Jr.

While he is unlikely to leave a good position in Miami, it would be nice to see Butler back with the Washington Wizards