Wizards Insider: Randy WIttman


Posted at 08:06 PM ET, 04/22/2014

Randy Wittman makes the right moves in playoff coaching debut against Chicago

Coach Randy Wittman confronted some difficult challenges in Game 1 but made the right decisions to help the Wizards claim home-court advantage.

By Michael Lee  |  08:06 PM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chicago Bulls, Randy WIttman, Wizards

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 04/12/2014

Wizards ignore shooting woes, use defense to move back into sixth place

Washington didn’t allow offensive struggles to affect it on the defensive end in a win over Orlando.

By Michael Lee  |  07:45 AM ET, 04/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Randy WIttman, Wizards

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 04/02/2014

Wizards still struggling to close with double-digit leads

Washington’s loss to Charlotte on Monday was its 11th defeat this season in which it’s led by at least 10 points.

By Michael Lee  |  10:41 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Randy WIttman, Wizards

Posted at 09:06 PM ET, 04/01/2014

Wizards’ Al Harrington to his teammates: ‘We need one win’ to reach playoffs

In an attempt to relieve his teammates of the pressures of a playoff chase, Al Harrington reminded them that the postseason is just one win away.

By Michael Lee  |  09:06 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  al harrington, Andre Miller, Bradley Beal, Randy WIttman, Wizards

Posted at 01:50 AM ET, 04/01/2014

Veterans show team how to play, then Wizards fail to finish in Charlotte

Andre Miller, Al Harrington and Drew Gooden lead an impressive second-quarter run in Charlotte.

By Michael Lee  |  01:50 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  al harrington, Andre Miller, Bradley Beal, Drew Gooden, Randy WIttman, Wizards

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 03/27/2014

Randy Wittman on Wizards: ‘We didn’t have any intensity’

Coach Randy Wittman was disappointed in the Wizards’ effort defensively in 99-93 loss to the Phoenix Suns.

By Michael Lee  |  07:30 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:28 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Wizards punished for sloppy play in Denver

Poor ball management didn’t matter against the Lakers, but the Nuggets made Washington pay.

By Michael Lee  |  07:28 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Randy WIttman, Wizards

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 03/21/2014

Randy Wittman wants Wizards to ‘get dirtier’

Washington hopes to get split of four-game West Coast swing, beginning with Friday’s game against the Lakers.

By Michael Lee  |  04:15 PM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 02/26/2014

Wizards sharing, taking care of ball in February

The Wizards guaranteed their second winning month of the season with win over Orlando. The success has been as a result of better ball-movement and fewer turnovers.

By Michael Lee  |  09:56 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Randy WIttman, Wizards

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 02/09/2014

Randy Wittman says Wizards’ record should be “well over .500

After Wizards lose to another struggling team at home, Coach Randy Wittman is searching for the right way to motivate his team.

By Michael Lee  |  09:45 AM ET, 02/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 02/08/2014

Wizards once again let down guard against an inferior foe at home

The Wizards are 18-9 against teams with records below .500, but six of those losses have been at home.

By Michael Lee  |  07:30 AM ET, 02/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cleveland Cavaliers, John Wall, Randy WIttman, Wizards-Cavaliers

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 02/05/2014

Washington Wizards taking ball-movement cue from San Antonio Spurs

The Spurs have had success by sharing the ball for years. The Wizards are taking a similar approach in recent wins.

By Michael Lee  |  02:30 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Randy WIttman, Spurs, Wizards

Posted at 06:06 AM ET, 02/04/2014

On eighth try, Wizards get over .500

The Wizards had gone 1,556 days without ever having a winning record - until they finally defeated the Portland Trail Blazers, 100-90.

By Michael Lee  |  06:06 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, John Wall, Nene, Randy WIttman, Trevor Ariza, Wizards

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 01/22/2014

Wizards in quest for winning record before hitting the road

Washington won’t get any “fairy dust” by going over .500, it would give them a jolt of confidence

By Michael Lee  |  02:38 PM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, John Wall, Marcin Gortat, Randy WIttman, Wizards

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 01/17/2014

Eight is enough for Wizards

Wizards’ eight-man rotation nearly collapsed in third quarter, but held on against Miami Heat.

By Michael Lee  |  08:55 AM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, John Wall, Randy WIttman, Trevor Ariza, Wizards

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 01/15/2014

Wizards Coach Randy Wittman experiments with eight-man rotation

It worked in Chicago, but Wittman doesn’t know if he’ll stick to same plan going forward.

By Michael Lee  |  08:58 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/12/2014

Randy Wittman calls out Wizards for ‘shortcuts’ at home, liked spat between Trevor Ariza and Nene

After another poor showing at home, Randy Wittman laid into the Wizards’ “AAU” effort.

By Adam Kilgore  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Struggling Marcin Gortat says Wizards have ‘got to regroup’

Marcin Gortat and the Wizards try to regroup after a recent string of poor showings.

By Michael Lee  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcin Gortat, Randy WIttman

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 01/06/2014

Wizards “front-runner” tendencies contribute to third quarter woes

In their past two home losses, John Wall and Co. have been outscored 70-31 in the third quarter.

By Michael Lee  |  02:40 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Randy WIttman, Warriors, Wizards

Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 01/03/2014

Wizards struggling to establish home-court advantage

The Wizards have won four of their past five games on the road, but have lost four of their past five games at home.

By Michael Lee  |  07:42 AM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Home court, Randy WIttman, Verizon Center, Wizards

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 01/02/2014

Randy Wittman wants Wizards to manufacture more points from foul line

The Wizards shot poorly against Dallas, but Coach Randy Wittman believes the team lost because it failed get to the foul line.

By Michael Lee  |  04:02 PM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:17 AM ET, 11/19/2013

Wizards Coach Randy Wittman on job security: “That’s not a worry of mine”

With the Wizards struggling at the start of the season, the scrutiny has fallen on Coach Randy Wittman but Bradley Beal and John Wall don’t believe he is to blame.

By Michael Lee  |  01:17 AM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:41 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Wizards Coach Randy Wittman ‘embarrassed’ about fine

Wizards Coach Randy Wittman apologized for using inappropriate language after loss to Philadelphia.

By Michael Lee  |  09:41 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 11/04/2013

Wizards Coach Randy Wittman fined for using profane language

Wizards Coach Randy Wittman has been fined $20,000 for cursing after team’s loss to Philadelphia.

By Michael Lee  |  04:08 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 08/06/2013

Wizards' Randy Wittman hoping to avoid another slow start

After last year's dismal start, Washington's coach has asked his players to arrive in training camp healthy and ready to go.

By Michael Lee  |  09:37 AM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 03/01/2013

Wizards' Randy Wittman will listen to player complaints -- but not during the game

Coach Randy Wittman is willing to discuss minutes and roles with players - but not during the game.

By Michael Lee  |  09:59 AM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 02/18/2013

Three things to watch in the second half of the season

What to keep an eye on as the improving Wizards head into the second half of the 2012-13 campaign.

By Michael Lee  |  02:06 PM ET, 02/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, John Wall, Jordan Crawford, NBA playoffs, Randy WIttman, Second half preview

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 12/14/2012

Randy Wittman grows agitated over questioning about John Wall

Questions about John Wall's recovery draw agitated responses from Wizards coach.

By Gene Wang  |  06:31 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Wall, Randy WIttman, Wizards

Posted at 09:39 PM ET, 11/27/2012

Wizards air out frustrations in pre-practice meeting

As the Wizards attempt to snap a 12-game losing streak, Coach Randy Wittman opens the floor to his players to let them offer suggestions.

By Michael Lee  |  09:39 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, practice, Randy WIttman, winless streak, Wizards

Posted at 10:51 PM ET, 11/26/2012

Another Wizards starting lineup yields same results

Another different starting lineup doesn't prove to be the answer as the Wizards lose their 12th consecutive game in a 118-92 home defeat to the San Antonio Spurs.

By Gene Wang  |  10:51 PM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, Kevin Seraphin, Randy WIttman, San Antonio Spurs, Washington Wizards

Posted at 12:15 AM ET, 11/18/2012

Wizards can't find the offense to match their defense

Washington can't take advantage of a strong defensive showing, fails to put up points to capitalize.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:15 AM ET, 11/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, Randy WIttman, Utah Jazz

Posted at 07:44 PM ET, 11/02/2012

After three days to prepare, Wizards ready for home opener

The Wizards had some uncharacteristic performances in Cleveland, but after spending three days correcting the mistakes, Coach Randy Wittman and his team are ready for the home opener against Boston.

By Michael Lee  |  07:44 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 10/10/2012

Wizards say farewell to George Mason, still have work to do

Wizards concluded their time at George Mason with a scrimmage and Jannero Pargo plays well, Chris Singleton learns a lesson, John Wall has some fun and Randy Wittman moves on to next phase of camp.

By Michael Lee  |  09:06 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jannero Pargo, Randy WIttman

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 10/07/2012

Wizards open preseason short-handed against Charlotte

John Wall, Nene, Trevor Booker, Jannero Pargo and Emeka Okafor sit out the 100-88 loss.

By Michael Lee  |  05:36 PM ET, 10/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Randy WIttman, Training camp

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 10/01/2012

What the Wizards need to succeed, Part IV: Generating offense

Before the Wizards lost John Wall to injury, they still faced a dilemma of trying to generate offense. The challenge will be great throughout the regular season, and especially while Wall is sidelined.

By Michael Lee  |  08:00 AM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bradley Beal, John Wall, Jordan Crawford, Nene, Randy WIttman, What the Wizards need to succeed

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 09/27/2012

What the Wizards need to succeed, Part III: Randy Wittman has to bring it all together

Wizards coach Randy Wittman has a chance to continue what he started late last season while attempting to prove that the Wizards didn’t win their final six games as the result of some April fluke.

By Michael Lee  |  01:40 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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