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.”