Washington Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard lands contract extension amid workforce’s quick begin

WASHINGTON — Wizards basic supervisor Tommy Sheppard has obtained a contract extension amid Washington's quick begin to the season.

Monumental Sports activities & Leisure introduced Wednesday that Sheppard and Sashi Brown signed multiyear extensions and obtained promotions. Sheppard now turns into president and GM of the Wizards. Brown, who has served as a chief planning and operations officer, is now president of Monumental Basketball and particular adviser to the workplace of the CEO at Monumental Sports activities & Leisure.

“Tommy has successfully improved our workforce every year of his tenure by following the plan he laid out to us as his imaginative and prescient once we employed him as basic supervisor, and Sashi has been instrumental in making us a pacesetter in analytics, analysis and participant engagement whereas effectively streamlining operations throughout all of our basketball groups and venues,” stated Ted Leonsis, the Wizards' proprietor and founder and CEO of MS&E.

The Wizards had been 10-3 getting into Wednesday evening's recreation at Charlotte, one of the best document within the Jap Convention and their greatest begin since 1974-75.

Washington employed Wes Unseld Jr. as its new coach within the offseason and traded Russell Westbrook to the Los Angeles Lakers in a blockbuster that introduced Kyle Kuzma, Montrezl Harrell and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to the Wizards. Washington additionally acquired guard Spencer Dinwiddie in one other transfer that is paid dividends.

“I'm honored to symbolize this group and tremendously grateful for the chance to proceed constructing this workforce in an effort to use what we accomplish each on and off the courtroom to uplift the group,” Sheppard stated. “Our employees, and their dedication to working collectively, has been important to our success, and we'll proceed to work exhausting, comply with our plan and make our followers happy with the workforce we placed on the ground.”

Sheppard is in his nineteenth season with the group. Previous to being named GM, he was senior vp of basketball operations from 2013 to 2019 and vp of basketball operations from 2003 to 2013.

Brown, a former GM of the NFL's Cleveland Browns, will lead varied operations for the Wizards, the WNBA's Washington Mystics and the G League's Capital Metropolis Go-Go — together with analysis and data methods, know-how, tools, workforce communications, finance, amenities, safety and participant engagement. He will even oversee MS&E's venue operations.

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