A day after relieving Coach Flip Saunders of his duties, Wizards ownder Ted Leonsis has commented on the decision on his blog, Ted’s Take.

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* “We are continuing to rebuild; I am sure our roster will be changing as we monitor and assess where we are; I am sure that we will add to our team and subtract from our team via trades — via the next draft — via free agency – via buy outs. We will use all the tools available to us to improve.”

* “Right now – everything is under a microscope – we know we have to make more investment in additional player development and we shall.” 

* “. . . we think our team is better than the record we currently possess; and that our young players were not improving at a pace that was more noticeable. I was disappointed that in some games – we lacked confidence and weren’t competitive.”

* “We know we have to implement a system that compliments the talent we have – you heard yesterday talk about “tempo and pace”; and “length ,and depth and athleticism”. 


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