Randy Wittman Rumors
Washington Wizards Coach Randy Wittman woke up Saturday morning to news that rendered his recent troubles trivial. His older brother, Rick, died unexpectedly early Saturday morning in Indianapolis. Wittman didn’t attend Washington’s shootaround at Toyota Center, but his status for Saturday night’s meeting with the Houston Rockets didn’t waver. As he did a few months ago, when Flip Saunders, one of his best friends, died of cancer in late October, he was going to coach despite the heartache.
Boston forward Jae Crowder says Washington coach Randy Wittman used profanity toward him, leading to Crowder’s technical foul during the Celtics’ victory over the Wizards on Saturday night. Crowder made a layup with 3.9 seconds remaining to help Boston to a 119-117 victory. Earlier in the final minute, referee Tony Brothers whistled Crowder for a technical for arguing while standing in the blocks awaiting John Wall’s free throws.