Sashi Brown doesn’t want to be boxed in as a ‘football guy’ with Wizards
Sashi Brown served as the Cleveland Browns’ executive vice president of football operations for roughly two years. On Monday, however, he was named the chief planning and operations officer for Monumental Basketball, which owns and operates the Washington Wizards, Washington Mystics and Capital City Go-Go.
Though he was an executive in the NFL for a time, Brown says he doesn’t want to be boxed in as “a football guy.”
“I don’t think anybody likes being put in boxes,” Brown said in a recent interview with Michael Lee of The Athletic, “and there is nothing wrong with being a football guy. But I think we can all be greater than one thing and I think as distinct as we think these sports are, there are a lot of commonalities between them. That’s what my experience has been.”
Many view Brown as an “analytics guy,” but his stint with the Browns was less than impressive. In fact, Cleveland went 1-31 on his watch. He did, however, help the NFL lean towards more forward-thinking policies. And were it not for his stockpiling of draft picks, the Browns wouldn’t be viewed as an up-and-coming team this season.
For now, it’s hard to say how Brown will fare with the Wizards, who finished the 2018-19 regular season campaign with a 32-50 overall record. Perhaps his philosophies will translate to success.