Tommy Sheppard Rumors
Long before sports scientists invaded NBA training facilities, Tommy Sheppard was one of the first front-office execs to canvass the globe for new ideas to improve performance. Innovation is a personal passion for Sheppard, who can deliver a dissertation on what a European soccer club is doing with hydration, and how Australian rugby teams are integrating injury prevention. Given the breadth of the job these days, finding candidates who are well-rounded generalists isn’t easy. That’s why many league execs feel Sheppard will get snatched up at some point to lead a front office.
Wall said he was made aware that Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld and Vice President Tommy Sheppard would interview Brooks, but that he was not closely involved with the process.
Washington’s Tommy Sheppard is available. Former Atlanta general manager Danny Ferry, undoubtedly humbled by his racially insensitive remarks and hungry for another chance, is worth a look. Zarren ranks high on everyone’s list.
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Source: Wizards VP Tommy Sheppard met with ex-draftee Thomas Satoransky. He balled out vs Croatia, 10 & 11 for Czech Rep.
Coach Randy Wittman and Tommy Sheppard, senior vice president of basketball operations, are leaving Friday to visit Gortat who has been coordinating basketball camps across his homeland. Wizards assistant coach Pat Sullivan already has been there assisting Gortat, who is coming off one of his best seasons as a pro — and his first in Washington — with 13.2 points and 9.5 rebounds per game.