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Team: Washington Wizards
Age / DOB:  (56) / 10/28/1959
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 210
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Randy Wittman will not return as coach of the Wizards next season.
This was expected after the Wizards were a colossal letdown this season. The Wizards even had to give up their first-round pick with only top-10 protection for Markieff Morris, so finishing 12th or 13th in the lottery stings even more. Scott Brooks is expected to be the favorite for the job, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Apr 13 - 11:33 PM

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Randy Wittman will be fired by the Wizards, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.

While the Wizards suffered a myriad of injuries, the team fell short of expectations and Windhorst says that will likely cost Wittman his job. "I mean, look, Randy's probably 99 percent certain he's going to be fired on Thursday morning," Windhorst said. "There were people who legitimately made the case that the Wizards would have finished with the No. 2 record in the East this year and that they had all of the weapons required to go to the Eastern finals and make a run." We'll keep an eye on the situation, but it sounds like the Wizards will be in the market for a new head coach in the near future.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 12 - 9:39 AM

Wizards coach Randy Wittman will miss the next two games due to the loss of his brother.

We wish him and his family all the best during this difficult time. Assistant coach Don Newman will take over in his absence. Wittman should be back for Friday's game vs. the 76ers.
Jan 31 - 6:26 PM

The Wizards are expected to announce plans for a new practice facility this week.

Team owner Ted Leonsis and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser will likely make an announcement on Wednesday, and the new facility would host both the Wizards' practices and the WNBA's Mystics. If nothing else, a dedicated practice court could be a boon for the Wizards' sales pitch to free agents.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 09:18:00 AM

Wizards owner Ted Leonsis said a small-ball lineup would be "fun" and "like a video game."

We saw a lot of this in the playoffs with Otto Porter playing some four next to Paul Pierce. During the course of the season and playoffs, the Wizards used a lineup of Porter, Pierce, John Wall and Bradley Beal at 1-4 while using a big for a combined 90 minutes. In those instances, they had a whopping 124.0 offensive efficiency rating while their defensive rating was 110.4. If coach Randy Wittman wants to please his owner, we should see more minutes out of Porter and Jared Dudley (back). Marcin Gortat shouldn't be affected much here, though.
Sat, Aug 8, 2015 04:03:00 PM

Verizon is not renewing as the title sponsor for the Wizards' arena, according to Sports Business Daily.

The arena known as "The Phone Booth" will need a new nickname when Verizon's naming rights end in 2018. The Verizon Center should have a terrific backcourt calling that arena home for the next few years while the Wizards look to bring Kevin Durant home.
Mon, May 18, 2015 05:23:00 PM

Coach Randy Wittman said he prefers to stagger the days he'll rest players instead of resting 4-5 guys at a time.

This sounds a lot like what the Hawks have done, resting two guys or so on the front half of a back-to-back set and another 2-3 on the second half. Looking at the schedule, the Wizards have back-to-back sets on Mar. 22-23, Apr. 3-4 and on Apr. 14-15. Although, the Wizards aren't playing their best ball, so resting guys could come back to bite them.
Fri, Mar 13, 2015 03:43:00 PM

The Wizards are not considering firing Randy Wittman, sources told CSN Washington.

The Wizards had lost six straight prior to their most recent win against the Raptors, but it doesn't sound like Wittman is in immediate danger. Wittman isn't the world's greatest head coach by any stretch, and while it's fair to question his strategy at times, he's not the sole reason this team isn't living up to its potential.
Mon, Mar 2, 2015 10:53:00 AM

The Wizards officially added Roy Rogers as an assistant coach on Friday.

Rogers spent last season as an assistant coach with the Nets, and now he will make the move to Washington... it's a slow news day folks.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 03:37:00 PM

The Wizards will add Roy Rogers as an assistant coach.

It didn't take long for the Wizards to replace Sam Cassell and Rogers will head south from Brooklyn where he was an assistant last year. Rogers was a first-round pick back in the famed 1996 draft and played for four teams as a player.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 05:51:00 PM

The Wizards and head coach Randy Wittman have agreed on a three-year contract extension, according to the Washington Post.

The deal is reportedly worth $3 million per season with the final year as a team option. Wittman guided the Wizards to a 44-38 record this season before bowing out in the Eastern Conference semifinals, marking Washington's first postseason appearance since 2005. He has his players' support, and this extension is a powerful endorsement from management in a league with very high turnover for coaches.
Tue, Jun 3, 2014 02:37:00 PM

The Wizards and coach Randy Wittman are nearing agreement on a three-year contract extension, according to Yahoo! Sports.

Both sides were known to have interest in an extension after Washington was eliminated in the Eastern Conference semifinals, and a three-year extension would give him substantial job security. Wittman had an inauspicious career before taking the reins in D.C., and the Wizards finished the 2013-14 season ranked ninth in defensive efficiency.
Tue, May 27, 2014 04:34:00 PM

The Wizards are expected to retain head coach Randy Wittman, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

Wittman's two-year deal expires this summer but Washington appears ready to lock him up with another multi-year deal following the Wizards' surge into the second round of the playoffs. The 2013-14 season marked the first time Wittman has guided his team to a winning record during eight seasons as an NBA coach.
Fri, May 16, 2014 11:58:00 AM

Wizards coach Randy Wittman criticized his team for a lack of defensive effort following Friday's loss to the Sixers.

"Well, you tell me what you thought the problem was. You watched the game. Commitment to f***ing playing defense," said Wittman. The Wizards were eighth in defensive efficiency last year and the addition of Marcin Gortat should improve their interior. Wittman was likely just letting off some steam following a tough loss.
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 11:00:00 AM

Wizards owner Ted Leonsis recently praised coach Randy Wittman for his "emphasis on defense and his ability to make the players accountable."

Washington ranked No. 8 in defensive efficiency last year, up from No. 23 during the 2011-12 season. Their offense struggled overall (tied for last in points per game) but it clicked during the brief times when John Wall, Bradley Beal, Nene and other key players were healthy. It sounds like Leonsis may be inclined to keep Wittman, whose is entering the final year of his contract, though so far there's been no mention of an extension.
Tue, Aug 6, 2013 01:49:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1John Wall
2Trey Burke
SG1Bradley Beal
2Marcus Thornton
3Tomas Satoransky
SF1Otto Porter
2Kelly Oubre
3Jarell Eddie
4Danuel House
PF1Markieff Morris
2Andrew Nicholson
C1Marcin Gortat
2Ian Mahinmi
3Drew Gooden
4Jason Smith