The Capital City Go-Go, the Washington Wizards’ NBA G League affiliate, announced their completed basketball operations and coaching staff for the 2018-19 season.
Scott Schroeder Assistant General Manager
Amber Nichols Director of Basketball Operations/Player Development
Damian Cotter Assistant Coach
Awvee Storey Assistant Coach
James Maye Assistant Coach
Chaisson Allen Assistant Coach
Tanner Massey Assistant Coach
Carlos Bustamante Athletic Trainer
Ami Bracey Equipment Manager
“We have a good mixture of youth and experience that embodies the NBA G League,” said General Manager Pops Mensah-Bonsu. “Our coaching staff has extensive experience in the NBA G League and internationally, as well as player development skills that will help our team improve while our basketball operations staff has experience on both the team and league-side and will help us run a top-notch organization.”
Scott Schroeder and Amber Nichols join Pops Mensah-Bonsu’s front office staff for Capital City, each bringing previous NBA G League experience. Schroeder carries over seven years of experience in the league, most recently as the Director of Basketball Operations with the Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario during their inaugural season in 2017-18. Nichols returns to D.C. for the second time, after spending the 2016-17 season with the Wizards. Nichols also spent the 2017 summer with the NBPA and was most recently a Basketball Operations Analyst for the NBA G League during the 2017-18 season.
Jarell Christian’s coaching staff includes members with NBA G League and international coaching experience. Damian Cotter comes to the Go-Go after one season with the Long Island Nets as an assistant coach and has over 17 years of basketball coaching experience, mostly with the Australian men’s and women’s national teams and the Sydney Kings of the Australian National Basketball League. Awvee Storey, a former player for the Wizards (2005-06), comes to the Go-Go after spending last season as an assistant coach with the WNBA’s Chicago Sky and also spent seven seasons as a Player Personnel Manager with the Washington Mystics. James Maye is a former NBA G League and international player who spent last season as the Lead Player Development Specialist at The Skill Factory in Atlanta and spent 11 years as an NBA Skill Specialist working with over 60 NBA and international basketball players. Chaisson Allen spent the last two seasons at the University of Miami as a Player Development Assistant and graduate assistant with the men’s basketball team after playing professionally overseas. Tanner Massey rounds out the Go-Go’s coaching staff, joining Capital City with over seven years of basketball coaching and operations experience, most recently as an Assistant Offensive Coordinator and Video Coordinator with the Northern Arizona Suns while also spending time with the Erie Bayhawks and Hiroshima Dragonflies of the Japanese B-League during his career.
Carlos Bustamante and Ami Bracey will also join the Go-Go in their inaugural season. Bustamante joins Capital City as the team’s Head Athletic Trainer after spending last season assisting the Wizards’s training staff. His previous experience includes time with the University of Wisconsin football team and Georgia Tech athletics. Bracey will now serve as the Equipment Manager for both the Washington Mystics and the Go-Go after spending the last 20 seasons in the role with the Mystics organization.
The Go-Go will begin their inaugural season on November 3, opening at home against the Greensboro Swarm. The newly-formed staff will have a chance to evaluate players prior to the upcoming NBA G League Draft on October 20, which will allow the Go-Go to round out their roster for the season.