Randy Wittman Rumors
“Guys like him that are Hall of Famers never cease to amaze you and I thought he was a real big lift for us this year,” Wittman said. “Not only what he did on the floor but his leadership and direction that he gave us in the locker room with these guys. You can’t coach that. That’s something you either have or you don’t. He’s got it. He gave us all he could in these two series. We rode him.”
“I’d love him back. I think he wants to be back. I don’t know, I won’t put words in his mouth, but I’d be surprised if he didn’t,” Wittman said. “I think what he saw with these guys and the heart this team has. Why wouldn’t you want to play the end of your career with a group like that?”
With Wizards star guard John Wall possibly out with five non-displaced fractures in his hand, the team is feeling some pressure. Ray Lewis reportedly came by for a pep talk this week, players have promised to step up if Wall has to sit (though no decision has been announced yet.) But if Friday’s media time revealed anything it might be that Randy Wittman has had enough of the injury talk. The Wizards coach called out a Washington Post report that Wall had clashed with the team’s medical staff, calling it inaccurate. When the reporter tried to follow up with a question (which seems like a fair thing to do if a coach calls you out publicly), Wittman emphatically decided it was time to move on.