HoopsHype Randy Wittman rumors

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Coach Randy Wittman and Tommy Sheppard, senior vice president of basketball operations, are leaving Friday to visit Gortat who has been coordinating basketball camps across his homeland. Wizards assistant coach Pat Sullivan already has been there assisting Gortat, who is coming off one of his best seasons as a pro -- and his first in Washington -- with 13.2 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. CSNWashington.com

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"Randy's leadership and preparation allowed him to implement and build an unselfish team mentality over the last several seasons where defense comes first and every player is held accountable," said Wizards majority owner Ted Leonsis. "The result is a Washington Wizards team that proudly represents our fans and our city both on and off the court and has us looking eagerly toward what we can accomplish moving forward." NBA.com

The Wizards have reached an agreement on a contract extension with Coach Randy Wittman, according to multiple people with knowledge of the situation. The two sides got closer to completing a deal last week, when Wizards owner Ted Leonsis publicly stated that Wittman “deserves” the chance to come back. Washington Post

The Wizards have not disclosed the terms of the agreement, but Wittman will reportedly receive a three-year deal worth about $3 million per season. A person who has been in contact with the Wizards said the third season will be a team option. Last season, Wittman led the Wizards to a 44-38 record, good enough for the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference. The Wizards reached the playoffs for the first time since 2008, won a playoff series for the first time since 2005 and won two games in the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 1979. Washington Post

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David Aldridge: Wizards'3-yr deal w/Randy Wittman is in the $3-$3.5M range annually, per industry source. @Adrian Wojnarowski first to report deal was close. Twitter @daldridgetnt

Wittman's contract had been set to expire this summer, but both the organization and coach had been motivated to extend the partnership. The contract is expected to be finalized in the near future. Wittman had a breakthrough season for the Wizards, advancing to the Eastern Conference semifinals before losing in six games to Indiana. After head coaching jobs in Minnesota and Cleveland, Wittman has found stability and success centered on the Wizards' talented young core of John Wall and Bradley Beal. Yahoo! Sports

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