The Washington Wizards have hired Mark Simpson as vice president of player performance.
“Mark brings over 25 years of sports science experience to Monumental Basketball,” said Tommy Sheppard. “His vast global knowledge will be a great asset for us as we expand and strengthen our athlete care and player performance across all of our teams.”
Simpson comes to Washington after spending the last three seasons as director of performance for the Los Angeles Clippers. In Los Angeles, Simpson oversaw the team’s player load management strategies, including the production of individualized off-season, pre-season, and in-season load-management plans that incorporated game minute management, practice and workout recommendations. Prior to working for the Clippers, Simpson spent five seasons as the director of performance science with the Oklahoma City Thunder.