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Wizards fire Flip Saunders

Posted on: January 24, 2012 11:41 am
Edited on: January 24, 2012 12:18 pm
By Matt Moore

Yahoo Sports reports that the Washington Wizards have fired Flip Saunders after a 2-15 start to the season. Ken Berger of confirms the report and saysRandy Wittman will take over as interim coach. Berger reports Saunders was fired after Wizards' loss to the 76ers Monday night in which Washington was down 30 at the half, had compiled nine assists in a half, matching Andre Iguodala's singular output, and eventually losing by 20. 

Saunders was recently reportedly not on the hot seat from management, but disappointing losses to the struggling Boston Celtics in a winnable game at home, followed by a thrashing by the Philadelphia 76ers Monday night may have changed ownership's mind. The Wizards had shown some signs of life recently, beating Oklahoma City last week and losing to the Nuggets and Celtics in close games. But at 2-14, well, horseshoes and hand grenades. 

The Wizards have struggled in nearly every phase of the game this season, incoherent offense, a lost defense, poor chemistry and regression from the franchise cornerstone in John Wall. If the report is accurate, it was probably time to see if someone else can try and right a ship that has gone so terribly off-course.

Since: Oct 15, 2009
Posted on: January 24, 2012 12:00 pm

Report: Wizards fire Flip Saunders

Nice resume Flip....

Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2012 11:57 am

Report: Wizards fire Flip Saunders

Selfish & Immature players ran amok over a credentialed, but spineless coach ... and as a fan it was impossible to believe anything that Saunders said because the opposite was always too obvious.  Not Sports.  Not even Entertainment.  Everyone involved should be ashamed for the lack of professionalism displayed.

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