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I anticipate and understand the potential arguments that Randy Wittman hasn't really had a chance yet. Yes, he inherited a horrible team. Yes, he has had to start the season without John Wall. Yes, the Wizards put together a pretty nice run to end the season last year.
The thing is Wittman was never the right guy for the job in the fist place, and while bad things happened before he was hired and since he was hired, that doesn't change his basic qualities as a head coach. And he doesn't have any.
Wittman has now coached all or part of seven NBA seasons, and in no case has he even coached a .500 team. In his first season as a head coach in Cleveland in 1999-2000, he helped the Cavaliers to a 32-win season. He hasn't even reached that less-than-awesome total since then.
This is the most troubling part of all—he's never even coached an offense that wasn't in the bottom 20 percent of offenses in the NBA. No Wittman-coached team has ever finished higher than 24th in offensive rating.
So when you see that Jordan Crawford is leading the team in scoring with 12.2 points per game while shooting a whopping .398, or that the Wizards have, collectively, a team field-goal percentage of .396, there's not much hope of getting it better.
Yes, John Wall might help the offense some, but this is the fourth-worst offense since the advent of the three-point line, and Wall isn't that good. He's not the difference between good and historically bad.
Wittman shouldn't get fired because bad things have happened to the Wizards; he should be fired because he's just another bad thing that has happened to the Wizards. His offenses have always been horrible, his teams have never won and now the Wizards are his opus of awfulness. He has no wit, man.