Randy Wittman has the best winning percentage in postseason history


(John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

After one game, there were plenty of jokes about how Randy Wittman was undefeated as a playoff basketball coach, about how he had more playoff wins in Washington than Mike Shanahan, about how no one else had a better postseason winning percentage in the history of the NBA.

Of course, back then, Wittman had company. Jason Kidd won his playoff opener with the Nets. So did Mike Budenholzer with the Hawks. It seemed like a one-day blip, a source for easy one-liners, and nothing more.

Well, the blip just got extended. Because Kidd’s Nets lost their second game, and Budenholzer’s Hawks lost their second game, and Wittman won again, and now the list of NBA postseason coach success looks like….well, it looks like this.

Okay, okay, okay it’s still a goof. BUT RANDY WITTMAN IS AHEAD OF PHIL JACKSON, ERIK SPOELSTRA AND GREGG POPOVICH.

Seriously, though, this is just a goof.

AND PAT RILEY.

But for real, I’m just kidding. This is just for fun.

By the way, Wittman would need to finish this postseason 14-7 to maintain his position atop this list, if you assume the Wizards are winning the title.

Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.

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