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Wizards’ Scott Brooks reveals his one issue with Rockets’ James Harden


Current Washington Wizards head coach Scott Brooks was Houston Rockets superstar James Harden’s first head coach when Harden came into the league as a rookie with the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2009.

Having overseen Harden’s development into one one of the premier young talents in the league, Brooks understands the enigmatic nature of “The Bearded One” better than most. Which is why he believes that the pairing of Harden and new Rockets point man Russell Westbrook (who Brooks also coached in OKC) can work once again:

Brooks told Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle that the tandem can replicate some of the success that they had with the Thunder:

“They mesh well,” Brooks said. “We had three really good players at a young age. Give them credit. They made it look easy. When you don’t know where you belong in the league, everybody is trying to get a bigger piece of the pie. But they all sacrificed and worked. I’m assuming they’re going to do the same thing. There is going to be some growing pains. It’s going to take some time, but they’re going to be right there with the best teams in the West.”

Brooks also jokingly iterated that he did have one issue Harden:

“I liked him back when I had him better,” Brooks said. “He listened to me. He doesn’t listen to me anymore.”

Whereas Harden and the Rockets hope to contend for a championship, Brooks’ Wizards are in a tough spot.

Washington possesses one of the elite talents in the league in Bradley Beal, but they do not figure to be playoff contenders in the Eastern Conference with John Wall still rehabbing from a torn Achilles.


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