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Saunders Out With the Wizards
Owners of the struggling team have finally had enough. By Carol Ross Joynt
Comments () | Published January 24, 2012
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.

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