Wizards’ Brooks has support of front office despite slow start

Scott Brooks and the Wizards have struggled to defend in the early season.

The Washington Wizards are off to a historically bad start defensively, but coach Scott Brooks has the “full support” of the front office, according to a report from Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.

The Wizards are off to a 1-5 start, having struggled during their recent jaunt through the Western Conference. They are surrendering a league-high 125 points per game through those first six games.

Some coaches of losing situations may be a bit nervous after the Cleveland Cavaliers fired coach Tyronn Lue on Sunday after an 0-6 start. After moves like that, the dominoes can begin to fall.

As Haynes noted, Brooks has three years left on a five-year, $35 million contract.

Brooks, 53, has compiled a 431-284 record during seven seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder and two more with the Wizards (as well as the six games this season).