Sunday, November 25th, 2012 at 3:02 pm  |  8 responses

Randy Wittman Says He Takes ‘Full Responsibility’ for Wizards’ Poor Start

Somebody’s gotta take some blame down in Washington, DC, where the Wizards are off to a simply abysmal 0-11 start to the season. And according to the Washington Post, Head Coach Randy Wittman is doing just that, announcing he takes “full responsibility” for what’s taken place: “The Wizards had several other breakdowns in the final minutes of regulation and both overtimes, but Coach Randy Wittman, at wits’ end with his team’s 0-11 start, wasn’t going to criticize the effort of his players. How could he? When Nene was out there on one good foot, hustling and dunking to get a notch in the win column? When Webster put the Wizards in position to win in regulation by forcing a jump ball and recovering possession? When Beal and Singleton both had double doubles and scrapped for loose ball? ‘I’m not pointing my finger at my players,’ Wittman said. ‘Obviously, it lies with me and I know it lies with me and I’ve got to figure a way to get this righted. That’s what my job is. And I’ll take full responsibility for that.’ Wittman lost his job in Minnesota when the Timberwolves went on a 13-game losing streak in 2008-09. Flip Saunders lost his job after a 2-15 start last season. But it would be an incredible accomplishment for the Wizards to go 2-4 in their next six games and match the horrible start that opened the door for Wittman to get the job.”

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  • Caboose

    Then Randy should lose his job.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert
  • MikeC.

    This is just Wittman saying: “Please fire me so I don’t have to quit and leave 2 years’ salary on the table.”

  • Rasheed

    It’s not just coaching, it’s also our talentless roster and poor management of the franchise in general. I’m starting to lose hope (though there hasn’t been any for years) and I’m hoping for some big changes, sooner better than later

  • Redd

    Get Van Gundy..

  • roscoe

    imo he is doing everything he can to keep this team together by taking the blame.

  • BuenoWayno1

    “The ship be sinkin” -Sugar Ray Richardson

  • Jaay True

    OMG!!! Phil Jackson, Sam Cassell, Stan or Jeff Van Gundy, Nate McMullian, Mike Brown, Or even Gary Williams!!!! Great coaches out there looking to COACH again… We as a city is suppose to be the strongest in the land so we need a a strong coach that represent that DC swagger!!!! Eddie Grunfield Must go as well!!!