The Wizards' desires to keep Marcin Gortat and Trevor Ariza will keep Coach Randy Wittman on the move.
With his contract now done, Wittman is embracing the challenge of elevating the upstart Wizards toward their potential.
Wittman has been in charge of the team's steady defensive improvement and last season lead them into the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2005.
When the Wizards coach signs his contract extension, he will face a different assignment than when he took over for Flip Saunders in 2012.
The Wizards are close to reaching an agreement on a contract extension for their coach.