Scott Brooks Rumors
Several N.B.A. referees are fluent in Spanish, and the fourth-year official Gediminas Petraitis speaks Lithuanian, said Monty McCutchen, the N.B.A.’s vice president in charge of referee development and training. While the league does not currently offer foreign language courses for officials, he said, “this may very well be an area of growth we explore in the future.” Tomas Satoransky, a shooting guard for the Wizards who was born in Prague, is susceptible to what he described as “blackouts,” when he excoriates himself in Czech. Coach Scott Brooks has asked for translations. “And I’m like, ‘Coach, I don’t even know,’” Satoransky said.
Candace Buckner: #Wizards Coach Scott Brooks at the end of the season availability, mentions the high expectations from the start of the season that were not realized. Describes the injuries to Morris and Wall. But also says he was disappointed with lack of consistent play with the team.
Candace Buckner: Asked about team depth and if it was an issue this season, Brooks mentioned how he felt the bench would have been better from the arc, but it wasn’t: “We definitely need some better shooting.”
Candace Buckner: Scott Brooks on Kelly Oubre, who will replace Otto Porter Jr. in the starting lineup … in the most important game of the year. “We need Kelly on the floor. Now that Otto is out, we need Kelly to give us great minutes…. It’s a great opportunity for him.”