Wizards Fire Eddie Jordan

by Ryne Nelson

The Wizards are headed for the lottery, and Coach Eddie Jordan already received his pink slip. Injuries and bad luck ultimately defined Jordan’s five-year tenure with the team.

From the Washington Post (H/T: BDL):

According to sources familiar with the situation, the Wizards have relieved Coach Eddie Jordan of his duties. Jordan was informed of the decision this morning.

Ed Tapscott, who had carried the title of Director of Player Development but traveled with the team and essentially served as an extra assistant coach, will take over coaching duties.

Why would the Wizards fire their coach 11 games into the season?

It’s not Jordan’s fault the Wizards suffered major injuries this season and committed over $100 million to an injury prone (former) superstar guard.

Eddie Jordan, in actuality, proved he can lead a decent roster well into the Playoffs. However, when a team starts off 1-10, the coach almost always has to go—justified or not.

Jordan did a fine job with an oft-injured (and flawed) team. Jordan’s out, but no coach can save the Wizards this year.