Assistant coach Scott Brooks will get his shot to interview for the still vacant head coach job on Monday, according to The Bee's Sam Amick.
Ailene Voisin endorses hiring Brooks. This passage intrigued me:
Though widely known within the organization, the distance between head coach Eric Musselman and his lead assistant stretched the width of the Grand Canyon. They were an odd couple constantly at odds. Yet out of loyalty to his boss -- and the fact that he played for the late Bill Musselman -- Brooks kept his reservations private and publicly supported his coach.
- Why do we not find out about the tension between the hated head coach and the loved head assistant until June 9? The Bee has, what, three NBA columnists? You'd think this would come out sooner if it was widely known.
- Why didn't Geoff Petrie and the Maloofs strongly consider making the switch from Musselman to Brooks during the season, as an audition of sorts?