Ernie came on here for the '03-04 season, meaning that going into this season he had completed 10 years as GM. Of the NBA's 30 teams only Minnesota has a worse record over those ten. Charlotte has only been in the league for nine, and it has a worse record for those nine.
When Ernie came on he seemed to bring professionalism after a string of former great players--MJ, Wes--who proved to be lousy managers. But, if you compare Ernie's ten years with the previous ten years or the ten years before that, the Wiz/Bullets had a worse record during Ernie's decade than any previous decade in their history.