Flip Saunders has been fired, per Woj. Someone had to be held accountable in Washington (as I said before). After going 2-15, the Wizards decided enough was enough. High five for them! Eventually, something needed to happen. While losing is how teams grow and mature, taking such beatings is just disgraceful.
Randy Wittman, assistant coach, has been talked to about being the interim coach, but nothing has been decided. Who's in favor of Sam Cassell taking over?! That would be fun to watch.
Flip Saunders did what he could. This team really didn't listen too much, they need a coach who can appeal better to players. Flip Saunders is a fabulous coach, but he fits better with a team of older players (think about when Flip Saunders coached the Pistons). Younger players need more direction, but also don't communicate as well as older players .
Whoever the Wizards bring in, he should communicate amazingly. Similar to Doc Rivers, or Mark Jackson. People who appeal based on experience, not just based on knowledge for the game. A coach who's been there and done that would be awesome. Jerry Sloan comes to mind.
What's your reaction to the firing of Flip Saunders? Too late, about time? Who should replace Flip Saunders! Good luck to Flip Saunders in his future endeavors!