Wes Unseld Jr. has entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols.— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) January 14, 2022
Assistant Coach Pat Delany will assume acting head coaching duties beginning with Saturday’s game against Portland.
Unseld Jr. is in his first season as a head coach after spending 16 years as an assistant with four different teams. The 46-year-old was a Wizards assistant under Eddie Jordan, Ed Tapscott and the late Flip Saunders from the 2005-2006 through 2010-2011 campaign and then worked with Mark Jackson and the 2011-2012 Golden State Warriors club.
The son of Hall of Fame center Wes Unseld worked with the Orlando Magic under Jacque Vaughn and briefly James Borrego from 2012 to 2015 before spending the last six seasons with Michael Malone and the Denver Nuggets.
Washington will take on the Portland Trail Blazers at 7:00 p.m. ET on Saturday.