Wizards fans have spent the past few weeks arguing which of the team’s pieces are potential building blocks for the future, besides the piece that got drafted No. 1 overall and was labeled the Game Changer before he had changed a single game.
Thursday evening, the question was put to Randy Wittman.
When the coach called into ESPN 980’s The Sports Reporters, Steve Czaban pointed out that it was hard for fans to identify the key pieces of the future other than Wall.
“It is,” Wittman agreed. “That’s what we’re trying to figure out ourselves.”
So then Czaban asked about any potential Big Three on this particular roster.
“I don’t think that’s been determined, in my mind,” he said. “That’s my opinion I’m telling you. In my mind, that’s what we’re trying to figure out. Have we had different guys step up? Yeah,” he said, praising Trevor Booker’s performance over the past 10 days and Nick Young’s scoring ability.
“This is also, I think, a very crucial next two and a half months,” he said, “to figure out that particular scenario: who are we gonna move forward with and who are we not.”
Well. So for now, it remains the Big One.
As for Wittman’s future, he sort of dodged the question of whether he’s trying to lock down the full-time head coaching job.
“I’m not worried about what’s gonna happen to Randy Wittman at the end of April,” he said. “Hey, I’m gonna work somewhere, whether it’s here or whether it’s somewhere else. I’m not concerned about auditioning for anything. The way I’ve learned to coach is to do your best job. And whether it works out here — if you’ve done that, and made improvements, and these kids keep playing hard and keep developing and keep showing improvements, someone somewhere is gonna notice that.”