Washington Wizards head coach Wes Unseld Jr. and his wife Evelyn have purchased a home in Potomac, according to a report from the Washington Business Journal. Unseld Jr. signed a four-year contract to become the head coach of the Washington Wizards on July 17, 2021, and ended up with a 35-47 record in his first year as the head coach of the team.
According to public records, the Unseld paid $3.7 million in March, just over $200k above asking price, for a 10,733 SF home that’s situated on a 2-acre lot north of River Road and east of Piney Meetinghouse Road. The home was originally listed in February. The property description can be seen below:
Defined by tasteful sophistication, gracious elegance and limitless designer features, this custom 5 bedroom 5 full bath and 3 half bath home is perched high on a beautiful private 2-acre lot. Drenched with natural light that streams in through the myriad of oversized windows that completely envelop the entire home, this sensational property is ready for both stylish family living and chic large-scale entertaining. The circular driveway opens to a large welcoming foyer, numerous galleries, a fabulous living room, a banquet-sized dining room, a state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen with commercial grade appliances and marble counters, an oversized butler’s pantry, a wood-paneled library and a gorgeous family room that exits to the veranda. Dreams come true in the spectacular owners’ suite. From the octagonal sitting room with its wet bar to the grand bedroom boasting an arched ceiling and a gorgeous marble fireplace to the double dressing areas to the marble bathroom, no detail has been overlooked. All 3 additional large bedrooms include ensuite baths. The lower level features a bedroom with an ensuite bath, extensive storage and more opportunities for fun. After exercising in the large home gym, relax in the home spa with its sauna and steam room. Enjoy the insulated home theater with its own snack bar, play in the arcade or spend some quality time in the family room with its 2 wet bars. Outside, enjoy wrap-around patios, gorgeous landscaping, a sparkling pool and a lively sport court. Completing this private sanctuary is a climate-controlled 3-car garage with an electric car charger and car lift.
Unseld went directly from college to the NBA, starting as a personnel scout for the Washington Wizards, working for his father who was general manager. He had planned to go to graduate school after graduation but decided to give basketball one year to see if he would enjoy it. In his ninth year, after eight years of personnel and advance scouting, he was promoted to assistant coach of the team and was a big part of creating the offensive game plan and helping Gilbert Arenas develop into one of the best scorers in the NBA. He had stints as an assistant with the WNBA’s Washington Mystics, and the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, Orlando Magic, and Denver Nuggets .
He is the son of Wes Unseld, Basketball Hall of Fame member who was a player, coach, and executive with the Washington Bullets/Wizards.