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Fred Katz: Leonsis on if he'll decide Scott Brooks' status before hiring a new GM/prez: "Right now, we have decided on Scott’s status. He’s the coach of the team, and Tommy (Sheppard) is doing what he was doing reporting to me." More here: pic.twitter.com/nSrFeQmH9l
Chase Hughes: With Grunfeld fired, Tommy Sheppard will serve as interim head of the Wizards' front office. He will report to Ted Leonsis as they begin a search for a new GM/team president. Sheppard will be a candidate, per the team.
Chris Miller: Official statement by @Washington Wizards ##DCFamily #NBA: "We did not meet our stated goals of qualifying for the playoffs this season and, despite playing with injuries to several key players, we have a culture of accountability and a responsibility of managing to positive outcomes," said Leonsis. "I wish to thank Ernie for his service to the Washington Wizards. He and his family have been great leaders in our community and have worked tirelessly to make us a top NBA franchise."
Chris Miller: Official statement by @Washington Wizards ##DCFamily #NBA: Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations Tommy Sheppard will report to Leonsis on all basketball matters beginning immediately. The team will begin a search for a new head of basketball operations (which will include Sheppard as a candidate) upon conclusion of the season. Grunfeld served as the Wizards' president, overseeing basketball operations, for the past 16 seasons. He was hired prior to the 2003-04 season and compiled a record of 568-724 during his tenure with the franchise, reaching the playoffs eight times.
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