With the G-League season set to return this fall, the Wizards have named a new head coach for their affiliate, the Capital City Go-Go. Mike Williams will assume the job after serving on the Wizards' player development staff for three years.
Williams is the third head coach of the Go-Go, following Jarell Christian and Ryan Richman, the latter continuing in his role as an NBA assistant for the franchise. Williams was entrusted with on-court development as a Go-Go assistant under Richman in 2019-20.
Williams was also the head coach for a few games last season in the G-League bubble when the Wizards sent a group of prospects to play for the Erie Bayhawks. Before the Wizards, he spent time with the Blazers as an intern.
Williams is originally from D.C. and went to the University of Maryland where he worked as a manager and graduate assistant for the basketball team.
“I’m honored and thrilled to earn this opportunity with the Go-Go,” Williams said in a press release. “I would like to thank [Wizards GM] Tommy Sheppard and [Go-Go GM] Amber Nichols, as well as Coach [Wes] Unseld, for the chance to lead this team. I look forward to leading our development and instilling the new philosophies of Coach Unseld into the Go-Go as we return playing in front of our great fans at the Entertainment and Sports Arena this season.”
The Go-Go became a franchise before the 2018-19 season. They play their home games in the same building as the Wizards' practice facility in Ward 8 in Southeast Washington.