Randy Wittman Rips Wizards’ ‘Commitment to F***ing Playing Defense’

Wizards coach Randy Wittman was not pleased following the team’s 109-102 loss to the Sixers on Friday night. Washington is now 0-2, and Wittman blamed the team’s “commitment to f***ing playing defense” as the main problem. Via Bullets Forever:

The Washington Wizards were humiliated by the Philadelphia 76ers. After jumping out to a 14 point lead in the first half, the Wizards fell apart and blew an extremely winnable game, falling 109-102 in their home opener.

Following the loss, head coach Randy Wittman took longer than normal to begin his post-game remarks. He didn’t even attempt to conceal his frustration and anger with the team.

Well, you tell me what you thought the problem was. You watched the game. Commitment to f****** playing defense. It’s what it is,” he said. It’s what it boils down to, all right? It’s a thing our guys haven’t learned and I’ve got to figure out a way.”

He would go on to elaborate:

“You see it coming out of the locker room. You’ve got to respect the game and your opponent. We came out in the first half and got after it. We created turnovers, held them to 40 percent shooting, and then in the second half, there was absolutely none,” he said.

“And I’ve got to figure it out,” he said later. “That’s obviously the first question. I’ve got to figure out how to get these guys to play the right way for 48 minutes, that’s what it boils down to.”