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08:11 AM ET 06.05 | Randy Wittman sticking with the Wizards may be clearer indication of a trend toward austerity. [When] teams like Washington don't even interview people like [Mike D'Antoni and Nate McMillan] in order to keep Wittman, who's expected to get a two-year deal at less than $2 million per season, the gravy train seems to be slowing. ... At first glance, with all of the available alternatives out there, the Wizards' decision to keep Wittman, who has a career coaching record of 111-238, and whose previous coaching stints in Cleveland and Minnesota never came close to producing playoff teams, seems odd. And league sources say that new owner Ted Leonsis is reluctant to throw out big money while the Wizards are rebuilding.

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June 5, 2012  08:12 AM ET

I had no idea...

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June 5, 2012  08:22 AM ET
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new owner Ted Leonsis is reluctant to throw out big money while the Wizards are rebuilding...........




Rebuilding ????

And as you can see, Mick... he has decided that rebuilding should start with Johnny Knox.

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June 5, 2012  08:29 AM ET
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And as you can see, Mick... he has decided that rebuilding should start with Johnny Knox.

Who will be playing the complex role of Randy Wittman.

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June 5, 2012  08:49 AM ET
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And as you can see, Mick... he has decided that rebuilding should start with Johnny Knox.

He can catch. But, can he shoot?

June 5, 2012  08:56 AM ET

LMAO, the hell is with the Bears receiver.

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June 5, 2012  09:49 AM ET
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Its a smart move. Same as in charlotte.....why bring in a big coach when you wont even be competing for a playoff spot?that being said i dont think its a $ issue....all these owners are billionaires - an extra mil or 2 ain't making or breaking them.

Yup...what he said

June 5, 2012  09:49 AM ET

Don't Be Dollar Foolish, Bro.

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June 5, 2012  10:05 AM ET
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Who will be playing the losers role of Randy Wittman.

Fixed

June 5, 2012  10:16 AM ET

Thanks interns... We finally got people to comment on a Wizards thread.

June 5, 2012  10:17 AM ET

It's a player's league who needs an overpriced coach?

June 5, 2012  10:27 AM ET

This is why Wizard threads should be banned

June 5, 2012  11:17 AM ET

Actually this isn't a bad move. No coach is any better than his roster, and with this bunch it doesn't matter who's holding the clipboard, they're still gonna suck.

June 5, 2012  02:07 PM ET

Tanking for draft picks. That is all.

 
June 5, 2012  08:29 PM ET

These aren't the Caps.

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