Vertical Pod with Chris Mannix: Scott Brooks

Washington Wizards head coach Scott Brooks joins The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix.

Brooks discusses his days with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Kevin Durant's move to the Golden State Warriors in free agency.

Brooks also breaks down his current situation in Washington and how he will handle his talented young core of players.

1:21: Durant’s decision not to meet with the Wizards in free agency.

3:48: What kind of contract would Brooks the player have received this summer?

4:42: First impressions since becoming head coach of the Wizards.

7:37: Brooks’ assessment of his year off from coaching.

9:14: The role of injuries in derailing the Thunder during his tenure.

11:10: The importance of keeping players rested throughout the season.

14:52: The Wizards’ recruitment of Brooks and what sold him on the job.

16:15: How his family impacts his career decisions.

18:02: Brooks’ plans for John Wall.

19:42: Brooks’ track record in developing individual players.

22:14: Playing with Hakeem Olajuwon and Charles Barkley.

28:22: Bradley Beal’s health.

30:31: Reaction to Durant joining the Warriors.

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