Washington Wizards coach Wes Unseld has entered NBA health and safety protocols, and assistant Pat Delany takes over as interim head coach starting Saturday night’s game against Portland.
The Wizards announced Unseld’s absence on Friday.
Unseld is in his first season as coach of the Wizards, who are 22-20 and have won three in a row. Delany said he had a long talk with Unseld on Friday morning and felt good.
Wes Unseld Jr. has entered into NBA health and safety protocols.
Assistant coach Pat Delany will assume the interim head coach duties effective Saturday’s game against Portland.
— The Wizards of Washington (@WashWizards) January 14, 2022
Delany said he still expects Unseld to provide commentary, even though he won’t be there physically. Delany has experience as a G League head coach.
Delany said star guard Bradley Beal is still in health and safety protocols after missing the last two games.