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By Capital City Go-Go Staff /October 13, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC – The Capital City Go-Go, the NBA G League affiliate of the Washington Wizards, announced today their coaching staff for the 2023-24 season under Head Coach Cody Toppert. Devin Smith, James Fraschilla, Liam Flynn and Alexis Ajinça will serve as assistant coaches in Toppert’s first year as head coach.

“I am humbled and excited to welcome this diverse group of forward-thinking and innovative coaches with experience at all levels around the globe to the Go-Go,” said Head Coach Cody Toppert. “The group we put together will uphold the highest standards both on and off the court with an emphasis on player development and making a positive impact on the DMV community.”

Devin Smith joins the Go-Go after serving as an assistant coach for the Iowa Wolves, NBA G League Affiliate of the Minnesota Timberwolves (2019-21). Smith brings player development experience to the Go-Go after serving as a player development assistant coach alongside Toppert with the Phoenix Suns during the 2018-19 season. Smith played professionally overseas for 12 years, most notably for Maccabi Tel Aviv (2011-17), where his jersey is retired, and he was named All-Euro League 2nd team in the 2014-15 season. Born in New Castle, Delaware, Smith played three years at the University of Virginia from 2002-05.

James Fraschilla most recently served as an assistant coach for the Grand Rapids Gold, NBA G League Affiliate of the Denver Nuggets (2022-23). Prior to joining Grand Rapids, Fraschilla spent four years with the Orlando Magic as a video and player development coach (2021-22), head video coordinator (2020-21) and video associate (2018-20). Fraschilla was also a member of the Salt Lake City Stars player development staff for the 2017-18 season, served as a video coordinator for the USA Basketball Men’s National team (2016-18) and was the head video coordinator/player development coach for the Maine Red Claws (2015-16). Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Fraschilla also grew up in White Plains, New York, Albuquerque, New Mexico and Dallas, Texas. Fraschilla attended the University of Oklahoma where he played four years as a walk-on (2011-15).

Liam Flynn brings player development and international coaching experience on the professional and amateur levels in Australia, Germany, Israel, China, New Zealand and Tunisia. Most recently, Liam coached as an assistant for Hapoel Jerusalem (2019-20) in the Israeli Basketball Premier League. Liam also has international scouting experience, most recently with the Charlotte Hornets (2021-23), and previously with the Phoenix Suns (2016). A native of Australia, Flynn attended the University of South Australia earning a bachelor’s in international business and the University of Queensland earning a master’s in sports coaching.

Alexis Ajinça joins the Go-Go in his first official coaching opportunity. Ajinça played nine seasons in the NBA with the New Orleans Pelicans (2013-18), Toronto Raptors (2011), Dallas Mavericks (2010-11) and Charlotte Bobcats (2008-2010). With the Bobcats, Ajinça had firsthand experience developing his talents in the NBA D League, spending 11 games with the Sioux Falls Skyforce (2008-09) and 22 games with the Maine Red Claws (2009-10). With Maine, he was named to the 2010 D League All-Star team. A native of France, Ajinça also played several years in his home country, beginning his professional career with Pau-Orthez (2006-07) and Hyères-Toulon (2007-08) before he was drafted 20th overall by the Charlotte Bobcats in the 2008 NBA Draft. He returned to France playing for SIG Strasbourg (2011-2013) where he was named to the All-French League First Team (2013), All-French League Third Team (2012) and All-French League Defensive Team (2012). Born in Saint-Étienne, Ajinça attended France’s INSEP (National Institute of Sport, Expertise and Performance), a training institute for elite athletes.