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Wizards hire Clippers general manager Michael Winger as team president

Wizards hire Clippers general manager Michael Winger as team president

For the primary time in 20 years, the Washington Wizards will usher in somebody from the surface to handle their basketball operations, because the franchise fired normal supervisor Tommy Sheppard earlier this offseason (who had been raised from his longtime place as Assistant Normal Supervisor in 2019).

On Wednesday, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski discovered that the Wizards had stuffed that gap on the prime of their entrance workplace by bringing Clippers normal supervisor Michael Winger to the place of president of Monumental Basketball, overseeing not solely the Wizards but additionally the Mystics (WNBA ) and Capital Metropolis Go-Go (G League).

Winger has been in Los Angeles since 2017 when he joined the Clippers to function normal supervisor beneath workforce president Lawrence Frank after seven years with the Thunder beneath Sam Presti. Winger’s activity is not simple as he joins a workforce that hasn’t completed above .500 because the 2017-18 season and has a variety of key choices to make this summer season. Kyle Kuzma is about to enter free company and may very well be joined by Kristaps Porzingis, who has a participant possibility for subsequent yr, and Winger should resolve if he desires to make these two a part of his core at long-term alongside Bradley Beal (who’s on a supermax with a no-trade clause) or make substantial modifications to the roster this offseason.

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