NBA Notebook: Wizards Dismiss Team President

www.oann.com | 1/17/2019 | Staff
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Longtime Washington Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld was dismissed on Tuesday in the wake of the franchise’s subpar season, team chairman Ted Leonsis said.

Grunfeld, 63, was concluding his 16th season with the franchise and the team holds a disappointing 32-46 record with four games remaining. He was hired prior to the 2003-04 season.

Goals - Playoffs - Season - Injuries - Players

“We did not meet our stated goals of qualifying for the playoffs this season and, despite playing with injuries to several key players, we have a culture of accountability and a responsibility of managing to positive outcomes,” Leonsis said in a statement. “I wish to thank Ernie for his service to the Washington Wizards. He and his family have been great leaders in our community and have worked tirelessly to make us a top NBA franchise.”

The Wizards had a 568-724 record during Grunfeld’s tenure with eight playoff appearances.

Brooklyn - Nets - Contract - Extensions - Head

–The Brooklyn Nets are nearing contract extensions for head coach Kenny Atkinson and his staff, ESPN reported.

The Nets are 39-39 ahead of Wednesday’s game against Toronto and vying for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference for the first time since 2015. They’re currently the No. 7 seed with four games to play in a season in which they weren’t predicted to be very competitive.

Nets - Manager - Sean - Marks - Atkinson

Nets general manager Sean Marks hired Atkinson in 2016. Atkinson...
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