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Report: Wizards hire Clippers GM Michael Winger to run franchise

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Los Angeles Clippers general manager Michael Winger will take over as the president of Monumental Basketball, handing him leadership of the Washington Wizards, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Monumental Basketball also oversees the WNBA's Washington Mystics and G League's Capital City Go-Go.

Winger takes over for Tommy Sheppard, who was let go in April after spending 20 years with the franchise.

Winger joined the Clippers organization in 2017. He came over from the Oklahoma City Thunder and helped shape a roster that made the playoffs in four of the last five seasons.

On the flip side, the Wizards have made the postseason just once in the last five years. They will have major free-agency ramifications this summer with forwards Kristaps Porzingis and Kyle Kuzma likely to decline their player options and test the open market.

Washington also has superstar Bradley Beal under contract for over $200 million over the next four seasons and the No. 8 pick in the upcoming draft.

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