With the unexpected firing of coach Flip Saunders earlier in the week, one of my main ideas for turning around the season had been completed.
The Wizards blogosphere lit up with questions about the significance of the firing and how it would affect the progression of the rebuild that Ted and Ernie have been preaching since their union only two years ago.
Ultimately, Saunders is a good coach with a proven track record, but his career was marred by unfortunate circumstances in D.C.
He was first brought in to coach a veteran playoff team, but after the whirlwind that was GunGate, got stuck with the responsibilities of trying to manage one of the youngest teams in the league.
Knowing now that assistant coach Randy Wittman will take the reins for the rest of the season, there were a few things I took away from his first game that would help jump start the team for the rest of the season.