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Wittman Out as Washington Wizards Head Coach

The Washington Wizards are in the market for a new head coach after Randy Wittman was fired hours after the end of the season. 

Wittman was informed of the news Wednesday night, when the Wizards' season ended with a 109-98 victory over the Atlanta Hawks. The team officially announced Wittman's termination Thursday morning. 

“There were high internal and external expectations for this team coming into this season based on the momentum we had generated over the previous two years,” Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld said in a press release Thursday.

Washington finished 41-41 and 10th in the Eastern Conference, missing out on the playoffs after reaching the second round each of the previous two seasons.

In all, Wittman went 178-199 in 4 1/2 seasons with the Wizards, a winning percentage of .472. That lifted his career NBA coaching percentage to .406.

“This was a very tough decision on a personal level, and we wish Randy and his family the best moving forward,” said Grunfeld.

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