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Local Legend Watch: Wizards Reportedly Plan To Keep Randy Wittman

Mar 30, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards point guard John Wall (2) and head coach Randy Wittman talk during the second half at the Verizon Center. The Wizards defeated the 76ers 97 - 76. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-US PRESSWIRE
Mar 30, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Wizards point guard John Wall (2) and head coach Randy Wittman talk during the second half at the Verizon Center. The Wizards defeated the 76ers 97 - 76. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-US PRESSWIRE

Former Ben Davis Giant and Indiana Hoosier hoops legend, Randy Wittman may actually get a fair crack at coaching an NBA team. After taking over as the interim coach for the Washington Wizards following the firing of Flip Saunders early last season, the young Wizards continued to struggle to win as they figured out which players they wanted to stick with for the long haul and which of their problems to pass on to other teams.

With John Wall and Nene to build around in addition to the third overall pick in the June draft, the Wiz are looking more stable and instead of making another coaching change, it appears they are ready to stick with Wittman in the lead chair, according to a report by ESPN's Ric Bucher.

The Washington Wizards plan to retain Randy Wittman as their coach, league sources said, even though no official announcement is expected anytime soon.

Wittman will still have his work cut out for him as he continues working through the rebuilding process in D.C., but the situation also offers Witt the opportunity to establish his NBA coaching career as something more than an emergency replacement.

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