Things haven’t always been easy for Randy Wittman in his NBA coaching career (191-329). Prior to the 2013-14 season he’d never even coached in a playoff game. After the Washington Wizards knocked off the Chicago Bulls in the first round this spring, Wittman not only secured his first playoff series win, he may have secured himself a new contract.
According to report from Yahoo, the Wizards are currently engaged in talks to extend Wittman’s contract for another three years.
All signs point to this deal getting done in the very near future, which would end any speculation about the coach’s future. After the best season of his career, and the Wizards’ best season in six years — why not?
Extending Wittman makes all the sense in the world for a team that’s on the rise like Washington. There’s no point in changing directions and trying to bring in a coach with a bigger name. Wittman is growing right along with his team, and in this particular case, that’s a good thing.
In the playoffs fans got a taste of how good the Wizards could be in the near future. With several young talents/stars in place and many more veterans players to compliment them, the Washington franchise is finally pointed in the right direction.
Their season ended earlier than fans would have liked, but it’s safe to say the team grew by leaps and bounds. Give credit to the young stars for maturing, but give even more credit to the guy on the sidelines — Randy Wittman.