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The Wizards are on the verge of completing a deal to hire Roy Rogers as an assistant coach under Randy Wittman, according to people with knowledge of the situation. Rogers would replace Sam Cassell, who left the Wizards last week to join Doc Rivers’s staff with the Los Angeles Clippers. Washington Post

Adrian Wojnarowski: Washington finalizing a deal to hire Roy Rogers as an assistant coach, league sources tell Yahoo. He spent past season with Brooklyn. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

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Michael Malone has not yet named anyone to his coaching staff. But two strong candidates who could join him were spotted during the Sacramento Kings’ pre-draft workouts this morning and afternoon. Chris Jent and Roy Rogers were in attendance for today’s pre-draft auditions in Sacramento. Jent is in the running to become Malone’s lead assistant while Rogers would likely lend his expertise as a big man coach. “There’s nothing formal on that,” Malone said when asked if hiring both Jent and Rogers was a done deal. ”Obviously, I have some guys that I’m definitely looking at. I’m gonna try to hire the best staff I can and when we’re ready to announce that, we’ll let you guys know.” Cowbell Kingdom

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