Now I for one had said something had to change, but not once did I ever think anything of this magnitude. I think Eddie Jordan had been successful in his term with the Wizards. Although there were consistent losses to the Cavaliers in the playoffs and no titles, E.J. was a pretty stand up guy. My bulldog has this puzzled look on his face and I can't help but think Jordan has the same. What does Guiness (My English Bulldog) have to do with basketball? Well, absolutely nothing, but it concerns me to think that the same nothingness that concerns my pup; is the same thing Mr. Jordan is feeling at this very moment.
Can we say that the firing of the head coach is what will turn this franchise around this year? The answer is no, there is no way it gets better because the coach is gone. It's not all the coaches fault; he is missing his big man Brendon Haywood and the superstar Gilbert Arenas. In Jordan’s last three seasons with the Wizards he had a 45-26 record as long as Agent 0 was in the lineup (Along with the other starters, Caron Butler, Antwan Jamison and Stevenson). So riddle me this Batman, how in the world is this fair? It is ludacris (not the rapper) that the upper management doesn't see that with a healthy lineup this team is a threat in the East.
Well folks there is no purpose in complaining or asking why now, it’s all over. The man who coached the Wizards to 26 playoff games and received Coach of the Year consideration last year is now long gone. Where do the Wizards go now? They have the step in, for now at least, but in the future? How will these guys respond to the dismissal? Let us give a moment of silence for the bulldog puzzled man and leave you with an Eddie Jordan quote...
In regards to going 1-10,
"But again, I reiterated, we don't have losing habits. And that's a big thing for us. You respect the game. You play hard. You help your teammate. You protect your teammate. You play with confidence. You understand what the coaches are telling you, try to follow directions. We have all that. We just haven't won." - Eddie Jordan
The Wizards have three home games coming up, starting tomorrow against the Warriors. The Warriors have not been the best team either, but the Wizards are like the Kansas City Chiefs of the NBA. It should be very interesting to see how the leaders Butler and Jamison react and get their team ready for the game. For the sake of the fans I hope they shape up, we all know the team is far more talented than they are showing. Following the Warriors they have the Magic and the Hawks coming to town. The opponents are a combined 23-17 so they definitely have their work cut out. Butler in the midst of all has been having another all star type year and its going to take some Kobe or King like performances to get this squad over the hump.
Josh Perry (L2408)