Saunders Out With the Wizards

Owners of the struggling team have finally had enough.

By: Carol Ross Joynt

Photograph courtesy of Flickr user Keith Allison.

A number of media outlets are reporting that the Wizards have fired coach Flip Saunders. This is probably not much of a surprise to anyone, because the Washington basketball team has had a dreadful, near-dysfunctional season so far—a record 2–15. Earlier, management had said Saunders’s job was secure. CBS Sports may have nailed it, though: “Disappointing losses to the struggling Boston Celtics in a winnable game at home followed by a thrashing by the Philadelphia 76ers Monday night may have changed ownership’s mind.”

WTOP has confirmed Saunders’s firing.