5 candidates the Wizards should definitely consider in assistant coaching role

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Johns Wall, Washington Wizards
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No. 1 John Wall

John Wall has struggled to stay on the floor in recent years, this came to a peak when he was waived mid-way through the season and no team picked him up. With free agency a week in at this point, and no contract yet, it’s possible that Wall’s playing days are over.

This is another player who could be a quality coach someday. He has a great feel for the offense and brought a certain energy to the arena that’s hard to replicate. On top of that, he has a special connection to the fans of the Wizards.

Bringing Wall back as an assistant coach would be a great way for the franchise to honor their former cornerstone while also helping him enter the next stage of his basketball journey. This seems like a match made in heaven for both the Washington Wizards and John Wall.

If the Washington Wizards can sign two of these potential coaches to their assistant coaching staff, they would be in a far better position than they were before in that department. There is also ample opportunity to benefit from bringing back franchise legends without disrupting the development of the young roster.

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