Flip Saunders Isn’t Getting Fired … Yet

by January 10, 2012

Wizards’ owner Ted Leonsis indicates on his blog that he won’t be making any snap judgments when it comes to his winless team, and the WaPo reports that embattled head coach Flip Saunders is safe in his job. For now, anyway: “Despite the Wizards being off to a franchise-worst 0-8 start, the organization does not have any intention of firing Coach Flip Saunders at this time, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation. After the Wizards suffered a humiliating 21-point home loss to Minnesota on Sunday, Saunders was asked if he felt that he was running out of chances to get through to his players. ‘No I don’t fear that,’ Saunders said. ‘I think I know the process that we’re going through, and I know it’s a painful process.’ Saunders is in the third year of a four-year, $18 million contract that he signed in April 2009.”