The Washington Wizards won a basketball game Wednesday night. Hallelujah.
If they continue at their current pace, they would finish with a worse record than the immortal 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers who managed to go 9-73. No doubt team owner Ted Leonsis will say it’s all part of the plan.
Clearly, what is going on with the Wizards isn’t working. And it isn’t going to start working anytime soon. The team will get marginally better when John Wall is healthy, but Wall remains a one-speed (all-out) point guard who is an inconsistent shooter and frequently gets caught up-court when transitioning to defense.
Since Leonsis took complete control of the team, the Wizards are 44-117.
The question, then, is what should he do to turn around the team’s fortunes?
Here’s the answer: Hire Gary Williams as coach.