Washington Wizards Fire Coach Saunders After 2-15 Start, Promote Wittman

The Washington Wizards fired coach Flip Saunders after starting the season 2-15 and replaced him for the remainder of the year with Randy Wittman.

“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.

Saunders compiled a record of 51-130 since taking over the National Basketball Association team in April 2009.

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