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Brian Cook
Brian Cook
Position: -
Born: 12/04/80
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:240 lbs. / 108.9 kg.
Earnings: $17,600,124 ($21,663,519*)
Cook received interest from “three or four other teams,” Bartlestein said, “but he really felt good about the way things finished up with the Wizards. He really enjoyed playing for [Coach Randy Wittman] and with the guys on the team and they kind of expressed the same thing to him. And as we were looking at different things, he wanted to go back. He had a comfort level. He’s back and hopefully, it will work out great.”
Cook had hoped to return to the playoffs last season after not making an appearance since 2009, but he described his six-week run with the Wizards as gratifying in spite of its shortcomings. “I don’t think we’ll ever forget it. We had a lot of guys that came in, 10-day guys that came in and we all knew our strengths and weaknesses, and we just tried to play hard and play the right way. That’s by sharing the ball and being a great team,” Cook said after the season. “I had a great month and a half here. These guys, they’re all really good guys. They’re all competitors. They all competed, and hopefully I’ll see them again sometime soon.”
Brian Cook, the former McDonald’s All-American from Lincoln, isn’t ready to call it a career. Traded late last season from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Washington Wizards, Cook saw his contract expire at the end of the season. A former Big Ten Conference Silver Basketball recipient as the league’s MVP in 2003, Cook said he’s got plenty of game left. “I can still run, jump and shoot,’’ Cook said. “I can play four or five years, then a few years overseas. It’s all about keeping your body in shape, keeping your mind in shape, being ready for the next opportunity you get.’’ Several teams have shown interest, Cook said. For a 31-year-old married father of three, Cook knows he’s entered the twilight of his career, and he’s already looking toward a career in coaching at the professional level. “That fits my personality,’’ he said. “I’ve got a big basketball IQ.’’