October 15, 2019

Report: Matt Williams to be fired as Washington Nationals manager

The Washington Nationals will fire Matt Williams as the team’s manager at the end of the season, according to CBS Sports.

The move comes as an expected beginning to a crucial and surely eventual offseason for the organization. 2015 saw preseason talk of a World Series title give way to an 81-78 record (at press time) and the face of the franchise, Bryce Harper, get choked in the dugout in the season’s penultimate home game by closer and trade deadline acquisition Jonathan Papelbon. [Read more…]

BREAKING: At 2-15, Wizards fire Flip Saunders, but to what end?

According to multiple sources, the Washington Wizards — mired at the bottom of the NBA standings at 2-15 — fired head coach Flip Saunders today and will replace him with assistant Randy Wittman.  In a little more than two seasons, Saunders compiled a 51-130 (.392) record with the Wizards.  In parts of 15 previous NBA seasons, Saunders missed the playoffs just four times, including both seasons heading the Wizards.

Wittman has a little more than four seasons of NBA head coaching experience, with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Minnesota Timberwolves.  His career record is 100-207 (.326).  He’s never guided a team to the playoffs. [Read more…]

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