Wizards, Brooks part ways after 5 seasons

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The Washington Wizards announced Wednesday they're parting ways with head coach Scott Brooks.

The two sides failed to agree on a new deal after Brooks' original five-year contract expired following the postseason, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

"We have been committed to taking the proper steps over the last two seasons to develop our young players, bring in pieces to complement Bradley Beal, and build a winning environment that will ultimately lead to sustained on-court success," Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard said in a statement.

"Our organization will always be grateful to Scott for his dedication and work both on the court and in the community over the past five years, and I personally admire and respect how he helped keep our team together during the unprecedented events of the last 15 months."

The former Coach of the Year guided the Wizards to a 34-38 mark this past season and helped them reach their first playoff berth in three years.

Brooks posted a 183-207 overall mark during his tenure in the nation's capital. However, Washington's defense struggled toward the end of Brooks' time in charge, finishing 29th twice and dead last once over the past three seasons in points allowed per game.

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