April 16, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Washington Wizards head coach Randy Wittman reacts to a call during the second half against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center. The Wizards beat the Bulls 87-84. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-US PRESSWIRE
While it is not official, more signs are pointing to Randy Wittman returning to be the Washington Wizards' head coach next season. ESPN's Ric Bucher is the latest to report that the Wizards continue to forge ahead with Wittman as the head coach, in large part due to the fact that he has another year left on his two-year contract extended before the 2011-12 season.
The situation therefore hasn't changed much since two nights ago. However, there was an interesting nugget in Bucher's report.
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.
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.