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Randy Wittman To Coach Wizards Next Season, According To Report

While nothing has been confirmed yet, more and more signs are pointing toward Randy Wittman coaching the Washington Wizards in the 2012-13 NBA season. The latest being a report from ESPN's Ric Bucher that says the Wizards will keep Wittman on for next year but won't extend his contract, which has one year left on it.

However, according to Bucher, the Wizards might've went looking for a new coach if they'd landed the top pick in the 2012 draft:

Had the Wizards won the draft lottery and earned the right to draft Kentucky's Anthony Davis, the cost of investing in a higher-profile coach might've been worthwhile, a source said, but with the Wizards still in rebuilding mode and the job Wittman did with their young players last season, the team will stand pat for now.

At Bullets Forever, Mike Prada sums things up: "I'm not entirely sure why the Wizards haven't just come out and officially said Wittman has the job for another year, but in any event, this is the situation."

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