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Wizards Set Franchise Record With 0-9 Start, Where Will They Go From There?

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    Chris Singleton and the Wizards lost again Monday, falling to 0-9 and remaining the NBA's only winless team.

    The Ashington Izards - because they have no W's - lost yet again Monday, setting a franchise record for futility in the procsss. By falling to the Indiana Pacers, the Wizards are 0-9 for the first time in team history. A dubious distinction, for sure.

    The Wizards were only the second team in NBA history to start two straight seasons with a record of 0-7 or worse, but they have more company in the 0-9 department. Twenty other teams have started a season 0-9, so what became of them?

    Here is a condensed list of those 20 other teams and how they finished the season .

    • 2009-10 New Jersey Nets: 12-70
    • 2002-03 Memphis Grizzlies: 28-54
    • 1999 Los Angeles Clippers: 9-41
    • 1997-98 Denver Nuggets: 12-70
    • 1988-89 Miami Heat: 15-67
    • 1982-83 Houston Rockets: 14-68
    • 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers: 9-73
    • 1979-71 Cleveland Cavaliers: 15-67

    So we know one thing: you can spend your Wizards postseason tickets savings account on something else. Yet, if it makes you feel any better, they currently have a 25 percent chance of winning the 2013 NBA Draft Lottery. And when has winning the lottery ever gone wrong?


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