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Ice thinning under Wittman


07:25 AM ET 11.19 | At this time of year, the heat starts to rise. The temperature of a coach's seat usually can be determined by contrasting the respective team's expectations entering the season with the current state of affairs. As such, one has to wonder about how safe Washington Wizards coach Randy Wittman's job is right now. Wittman, whose owners made clear they want to be in the playoffs this season but have seen Washington get off to a 2-7 start, has a third factor not in his favor as well: he's in the last year of his contract. The Wizards have had a tough schedule early on, and they adjusted to the loss of center Emeka Okafor to injury (herniated disk in his back) by trading him to Phoenix. ... According to a person with knowledge of the Wizards thinking, Wittman still has some time to turn things around.

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November 19, 2013  07:49 AM ET

Wizards and Cleveland should be one of the teams competing with Knicks for the 8th seed. Step up your game fellas...

November 19, 2013  07:59 AM ET

I've seen Cleveland play a couple of times this season. They are not that good. Maybe they will improve, they must if they are serious about the playoffs.

November 19, 2013  08:36 AM ET

I've seen Cleveland play a couple of times this season. They are not that good. Maybe they will improve, they must if they are serious about the playoffs.

Too inconsistent especially their star player. Same goes for the Wizards. It seems like his Uncle Drew commercial. Basically street ball. They need to start making the simple plays. John Wall and Uncle Drew are basically AI-lites.

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November 19, 2013  10:54 AM ET

The Magical Mystery Tour Is Coming To An End, Bro.

November 19, 2013  11:24 AM ET

Lionel Hollins would be a perfect fir with the Wizards. He helped develop Mike Conley into a very good PG and might be just what the doctor ordered for this team.

November 19, 2013  11:24 AM ET

*perfect fit*

November 19, 2013  11:25 AM ET

How does this guy continue to get NBA coaching gigs? He's never had a win/loss percentage higher than .390.

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November 20, 2013  12:15 AM ET

they played well in the 2nd half last year once wall returnedbut sure- if they continue to play poorly- time to change coachesas DJ said- hollins might be a fit or even (and I'm not a big fan) Karl-

There are two main issues with this team.

- They're all a bunch of moderately talented players. Not a single "exceptional" player
- No one has the required experience in the locker room. No "leader"

It is tough to be competitive with those drawbacks. ANY coach can only do so much. They're just not that good.

November 20, 2013  05:33 PM ET

Your time is coming to an end, Bruh!


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