The Washington Times - January 31, 2012, 02:20PM

Former Wizards coach Flip Saunders often had a tired, embattled look about him as the team’s losses began to mount. New coach Randy Wittman seems to be taking the opposite approach, displaying a wry sense of humor. 

As the assembled media gathered in the press room following the Wizards 98-88 loss to the Chicago Bulls on Monday, the inevitable question came regarding the team’s effectiveness, or lack thereof, in trying to stop the league’s reigning MVP, Derrick Rose.

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Here was Wittman’s response:  

“Did you think of that question all day? I mean, the guy, hey, we tried every strategy – if you got a new strategy, seriously, call my office tomorrow – but we tried four different things.”

“The way he played tonight, I don’t know if there’s anything we would’ve thrown out there that could’ve [stopped Rose]. So, did he dice it up? Yeah, is that what you want me to say?”

“I think you watched the same game I did.” 

Rose’s line - 35 points of 10-of-20 from the floor, eight assists, two steals and three blocked shots. His only negative - five turnovers.