The Washington Wizards have elected to fire head coach Flip Saunders after starting the season just 2-15, according to this tweet by Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski.
After a 2-15 start to the season, the Washington Wizards have fired Flip Saunders as coach, a league source tells Y! Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) January 24, 2012
The firing comes on the heels of one of Washington's most disappointing games of the year, a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers in which they trailed by 30 points around halftime. In a season-long string of poor performances, this was the one that finally broke the camel's back.
Saunders has been with the Wizards for two seasons and failed to surpass 26 wins in either of the two full seasons he spent in Washington. He had a 51-130 record in parts of three seasons in the Nation's Capital.
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