Washington Wizards Fire Head Coach Flip Saunders Following A 2-15 Start

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  1. Sportsguy

    Sportsguy AKA-Sportsguy9695

    After a 2-15 start, the Washington Wizards fired coach Flip Saunders on Tuesday.Assistant coach Randy Wittman will take over as coach. The Wizards, who have lost seven of their last eight games, host the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday."We felt the team had become unresponsive, and we will look to Randy to provide a different voice and a change in philosophy moving forward," Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld said in a statement released by the team. "We have been transparent in how we would evaluate our team this season and we were disappointed in the lack of development of our players at this point in our rebuilding plan."The Wizards' management had hoped to avoid firing Saunders, even as the club lost its first eight games. But the team's continued poor play, combined with the regression of last year's No. 1 draft pick John Wall, left the team with no choice.Wall is averaging 7.2 assists per game this season, nearly a full assist less than the 8.3 per game he averaged in his rookie year. His shooting percentage has declined to .379 from the field this season from .409 in 2010-11.

    Source: ESPN


    LOL Flip Saunders, hated this guy.