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Monday, March 25th, 2013 at 4:00 pm  |  18 responses

Randy Wittman Exploded When a Reporter Compared the Washington Wizards to a Circus


The Washington Wizards are trudging through yet another miserable season. So, it’s understandable that head coach Randy Wittman is on edge. It’s probably not a good idea to compare his 25-44 team to the circus, as one reporter learned the hard way today. CSN Washington has the blow-by-blow: “Coach Randy Wittman just went ballistic on a local TV reporter comparing franchise to a circus. The exact question: ‘The circus was here this past weekend. Is it a relief to you that this is no longer a circus?’ Wittman: ‘You didnt seriously just ask me that question, about the (expletive) circus being in town? Are you (expletive) … You called this organization a circus at one time. So I’m not going to answer that question … I’m part of the damn circus. It’s not a circus around here … I don’t want to hear that no more. That’s disrespectful.’”

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  • theDankerNuggets

    That is pretty disrespectful, reporters need to remember this is people life and profession before making dumb jokes about it

  • D_Nuggets

    Well he’s right… It is disrespectful… No matter how bad the team is doing. And the Wiz haven’t been THAT terrible. They’ve had a couple of wins against good teams and some bright spots on the roster. They’re not great… But improving imo

  • http://twitter.com/apowellAdvocate Allen Powell II

    So, no one is going to complain about Wittman’s grammar?

  • JML-G

    Wizards aint been THAT awful.. Wall, Beal, Webster and others been playing nice

  • zogs19994
  • Ugh

    The reporter discovered that Coach Randy is the LION! Raaar!

  • bike

    Well, the reporter could have said freak show instead of circus. It’s a lot more personal, specific, and has racial connotations.

  • Nigel

    C’mon Slam! These deceiving headlines have got to stop! I click on the link expecting that old Randy had spontaneously combusted or something, and all he did was cuss out some reporter? Damn.

  • http://twitter.com/NYCKING BIG ED

    Surprise NY reporters didn’t have balls to ask Rex Ryan of Jets why they a circus. Kudos to Wizards beat writer for asking.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nathan-Shane-Long/580141409 Nathan Shane Long

    the Washington Generals have been a circus for 4 years now and running

  • http://www.facebook.com/bob.merrihew Bob Merrihew

    The coach’s strong reaction means it hit a little too close to home. The Wiz are a circus. Wall getting thrown out of a game for getting a hard foul, Grunfeld, wannabe Bobby Knight, and a horrible record. They have been a zoo for a long time. Hey, try this… win a few games.

  • roscoe

    Totally agree… That guy went J.Rome – Chris Everett.

    Anything going on the court is fare game imo.

    If your team sucks and your the coach such it up bc the fans do every night.

    When is the Wiz’ only fan Dfalk making a comment on this?

  • Comment_System

    Well to be honest, Ringling bros. are in D.C. right now.

  • The Philosopher

    “Don’t you EVER… in your LIFE say anything against my mother!!”
    (Denzel Washington – “Malcolm X”)

  • http://basketball-performance.com/ Basketball Tips

    I think they’re looking good every year, and with the addition of Beal in their line up, I think they’re on track. so it’s a matter of time til they get another good pick and who knows they might be a playoffs worthy team.

  • ratguts

    ragetalk needs no spellcheck.

  • James

    They are 21-16 since wall returned you would if you dont stick to sportscenter

  • ExPat

    It would be fun to see how many of these reporters we could stuff into a “clown car”

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