Washington Wizards oust head coach in latest DC sports leadership shake-up

The Washington Wizards have removed Wes Unseld Jr. as head coach and placed him in an advisory position in the Wizards front office, the NBA team announced on Thursday.

Brian Keefe, a member of Unseld’s staff, will become the interim head coach for the remainder of the 2023-24 season, where the Wizards hold a 7-36 record. The team plans to hold a “comprehensive search in the offseason” to find a permanent replacement for Unseld, according to the Wizards.

“After several thoughtful conversations with Wes, we determined together that a change was needed for the benefit of the team,” Monumental Basketball President Michael Winger said in a press release. “Wes embodies the characteristics we value in our organization, and his vast basketball experience will be an asset to the front office as we progress toward our long-term goals. We are thankful that he
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