Fred Katz: Leonsis asked more directly on how this affects Brooks’ job status: “Right now all I’ve done is remove Ernie from the day-to-day…I’ve spent one-on-one time with Scott just to tell him I expect us to do, work hard and play hard and continue to give the fans their money’s worth” pic.twitter.com/ZjUWhZZTjF
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
Adrian Wojnarowski: Washington job has appeal to current GM’s under contract elsewhere too. Pelicans search has been underway, with Brooklyn’s Trajan Langdon, Golden State’s Larry Harris and Houston’s Gersson Rosas set to interview this week, per sources.
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.
Marc Stein: The Wizards have decided to dismiss longtime team president Ernie Grunfeld, according to league sources
Marc Stein: Grunfeld was informed of the decision earlier today by Wizards owner Ted Leonsis, league sources tell @NYTSports
September 27, 2021 | 4:16 pm EDT Update
Dane Moore: Karl-Anthony Towns on the consistent instability in Minnesota: “What happened last week, it just adds to the list. It’s the same thing every single time. It’s something that always leads to instability… I’ve been through I feel like almost everything.”