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Randy Wittman (basically): I’m funny how, I mean, funny like I’m a clown?

Mar 25, 2013, 3:39 PM EDT

Randy Wittman, Trevor Ariza, Nene

One might say the Wizards, who started the season 40-12 and 4-28, were a bit of a circus.

One probably shouldn’t say that to Washington coach Randy Wittman, though.

J. Michael of CSNWashington.com:

Coach Randy Wittman just went ballistic on a local TV reporter comparing franchise to a circus

The exact question: “the circus was here this past weekend. Is it a relief to u that this is no longer a circus?”

Wittman: “You didnt seriously just ask me that question, about the (expletive) circus being in town? Are you (expletive) me?

Wittman (cont): “You called this organization a circus at one time. So Im not going to answer that question….”

“I’m part of the damn circus. It’s not a circus around here…. I don’t want to hear that no more. That’s disrespectful”

Kevin Jones of WUSA copped to asking the question:

Wizards people: I phrashed a poor question to Randy Wittman and he let me have it. We shot the [s***] about it 20 minutes later. No big deal

Was looking for one of his “voodoo” answers. Caught him at the wrong time. He’s the man and I didn’t mean any disrespect. We’re cool

To be fair to Jones, he did say the Wizards, who are 20-16 with John Wall, are “no longer a circus,” and Wittman can have a sense of humor at times. But, by nature, NBA coaches tend to be overly sensitive and gruff, and it’s usually best not to poke fun at the job of someone who takes his profession very seriously.

In the end, this is no big deal. Jones probably asked a poor question. Wittman probably overreacted. It sounds like both have both moved on.

The real winners are us, who got to read Wittman’s entertaining answer. We’ll really win, though, once we see video.

  1. dirtydavis - Mar 25, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    Anne Hathaway may quit acting because of online haters

  2. dacapt704 - Mar 25, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    I wonder if Wittman pulled out a gun like Tommy did to Henry in Goodfellas? LOL..

  3. davidly - Mar 25, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    But, by nature, NBA coaches tend to be overly sensitive and gruff, and it’s usually best not to poke fun at the job of someone who takes his profession very seriously.
    And NBA commentators tend to be @ssholes who take their profession way more seriously than people with real jobs.

  4. mrpowers88 - Mar 26, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    It’s DC- a perfectly acceptable reply:

    “That’s a clown question, bro”

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