NBA 2K17 Coins  joins the Wizards after serving as the Oklahoma City Thunder's head coach for seven seasons 

(2008-09 through 2014-15). With Brooks at the helm, the Thunder amassed a 338-207 (.620) record, 

tallied four 50-plus win seasons (including 60 wins in 2012-13), made three appearances in the Western Conference Finals (2011, 2012, 2014), and advanced to the 2012 NBA Finals.

"Scott's approach to the game, track record for player development and ability to communicate with 

his players made him the clear-cut choice to guide our team as we continue to rise as contenders in 

the Eastern Conference," said Monumental Sports & Entertainment Founder and Wizards Majority Owner 

Ted Leonsis. "His accomplishments as a coach are matched only by his sterling reputation around the 

league and we're confident that our fans and players alike will embrace and support him as he leads 

the way."

Brooks was named the 2009-10 NBA Coach of the Year after guiding OKC to a 50-32 record in his first 

full season as head coach and leading the team to a 27-win improvement (tied for the eighth-largest 

in NBA history). He also was twice named as head coach for the Western Conference All-Star Team 

(2012 and 2014). Brooks was originally promoted to head coach of the Thunder on April 15, 2009, 

after being named interim head coach on Nov. 22, 2008.

"Scott was our top candidate and we moved quickly on an agreement to make him our head coach," said 

Grunfeld. "His presence, the core players we have returning and our cap flexibility this summer 

have us all looking forward to the possibilities of what our team can accomplish."

Before joining the Thunder (then Seattle Supersonics) organization as an assistant prior to the 

2007-08 season, Brooks spent the 2006-07 season working as an assistant coach with the Sacramento 

Kings. His NBA coaching career began with the Denver Nuggets, where he served as an assistant coach 

from 2003-06. Brooks helped lead the Nuggets to the playoffs in each of his three seasons on the 

bench, with the team compiling a 136-110 (.560) regular season record. In 2000, Brooks was a 

player/assistant coach with the Los Angeles Stars of the ABA. The following season, he served as 

the head coach of the Southern California Surf of the ABA, guiding the club to a 23-14 record.

A native of Lathrop, Calif., Brooks played 10 seasons in the NBA, appearing in 680 regular season 

games with Philadelphia, Minnesota, Houston, Dallas, New York and Cleveland. He won an NBA 

championship in 1994 as a member of the Houston Rockets. The 5-11 guard retired with career averages of 4.9 points and 2.4 assists.