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Wizards head coach exasperated, out of answers after double-overtime loss to Nets (VIDEO)

Jan 5, 2013, 8:24 PM EDT

This isn’t exactly on the level of a Gregg Popovich postgame presser, but really, few things are.

Still, it’s interesting anytime a head coach goes beyond the cliches and shows some emotion while meeting with the media after a tough loss, so we bring you an exasperated Randy Wittman trying to find some answers after his Wizards found a way to lose for the 27th time in 31 tries on the season, this time in double-overtime at home to the Nets.

This loss was especially painful, because it’s a game the Wizards should have won.

Washington led by eight points with 1:15 remaining in the first overtime, before giving up an 11-0 run that lasted until the period’s final possession. Bradley Beal hit a three at the buzzer that sent the game into its second overtime, but as Wittman laments, it shouldn’t have come to that.

Joe Johnson came through at the end of the second overtime session for the Nets, sending the Wizards to yet another loss. It’s clear that things are starting to get to Wittman, who is simply out of answers (and possibly patience) at this point while he continues to coach the league’s worst team.

  1. raidmagic - Jan 5, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    Man I feel bad for the guy and I’m not even a Wizards fan.

  2. supremekingz - Jan 5, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    Me too

  3. ravenscaps48 - Jan 5, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    Blow. This. Team. Up

  4. rajbais - Jan 6, 2013 at 5:27 AM

    If he couldn’t coach in Cleveland or Minnesota he can’t give answers in Washington when times get tough.

    Times will always be tough with a career loser.

  5. hollywood26 - Jan 6, 2013 at 6:04 AM

    Unfortunately this IS my team.

  6. davidly - Jan 6, 2013 at 7:27 AM

    News Flash: Every single season, a couple of teams lose a lot more games than all the other teams. It ain’t exactly physics.

    Think about it:
    – on the one hand you have the intelligence level on display in a standard set questions posed in such press conferences compared to that of the field in general–which involves stats crunching and analysis and highlighting the entertainment value of this or that play of the night, etc.
    – and then you have the level of play from the lowest ranking couple of teams in the league as compared to the league average.

    In view of this cross comparison, I’d say the Wizards come out looking pretty good.

  7. metalhead65 - Jan 6, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    this would be the perfect team for phil jackson to coach and prove he is the greatest coach of all time. let’s see how great a genius he is without having 2 superstars and a bunch of really good players to coach. oh wait that’s right he doesn’t do any of the heavy lifting to build a team he only coaches the almost finished product and takes all the credit when they win. wish I had a had where everybody else does all the work and I get the credit.

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