Let's dive right in.
I say do it. It's not like Wizards has a terribly positive ring to it . . . especially given all the bad karma this franchise has experienced since Arenas blew out his knee in April of 2007. Right now around the NBA, Wizards = laughing stock. The days of the Wes Unseld-led Bullets remain the proudest moments of this franchise, so bring the name back.
And one thing's for sure, Ted & Co. will make a good chunk of change on jersey sales.
Just to be clear, this site's name isn't an endorsement for changing the name back as much as it is a homage to the team's history. However, I also think it'd be cool to change the name back, though I understand that would be difficult to do at this point.
(Thanks to se7en for pointing this one out).
More below the jump
Leonsis reminds us that the NBA, NHL and the WNBA still need to approve the terms of the deal he signed yesterday to become the new owner of the team.
Speaking of Leonsis, he also continues to show his devotion to analytics in basketball, praising David Berri and Martin Schmidt's "Stumbling on Wins" and Wayne Winston's "Mathletics." I'm not a big fan of either of those approaches, since they seem too dogmatic to be taken seriously, but hopefully Leonsis realizes that as well.
Kyle sums up Randy Foye's season, with numbers and other stuff. Essentially, he writes that Foye is a great, great guy that has overcome so much to get here, but he just doesn't provide much on-court impact. I agree.
Also, Kyle writes about the random connection between Jahidi White, Ted Leonsis and Michael Jordan. This was interesting.
Also, Kyle discusses the Wizards' season and his experience receiving and using credentials for the first time with Hoops Addict's Rashad Mobley.
If Gilbert Arenas is returning to the Wizards following his gun conviction that derailed the season, make peace with the fans now. Some will welcome Arenas back because he is a super player. But some won't and Verizon can't handle more empty seats. Get Arenas in front of the cameras for his public mea culpa. Make him regularly deal with fans until everyone's happy.