Washington Wizards Hire James Posey as Assistant Coach

The Washington Wizards have hired James Posey as an assistant coach.

https://twitter.com/WashWizards/status/1552006530337312769

Posey, 45, is a 3x NBA champion; twice as a player (with the Miami Heat in 2006 and Boston Celtics in 2008) and once as a coach (with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016).

“We are excited to add James to our staff, as he brings championship experience both as a player and coach,” Wizards’ head coach Wes Unseld Jr. said, via NBA.com.

“As one of the toughest defenders in the league and a clutch shooter during his NBA tenure, we will be able to lean on his playing and coaching experiences to help the development of our players.”

Posey was regarded as a starting-caliber two-way player during his prime; twice averaging more than 1.5 steals per game.

The Wizards will look to return to the playoffs next season behind a core of Bradley Beal, Kristaps Porzingis, and Kyle Kuzma.

Posey will certainly look to instill defensive toughness in young players such as Johnny Davis, Rui Hachimura, Deni Avdija, and Corey Kispert.

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