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Eddie Jordan is coaching at the District’s Carroll High School, a move horse racing people might describe as moving up in class.

Aside from Young and the immensely talented John Wall, the Wizards‘ current roster is replete with folks who might not be household names even in their own households. It looks like another long, cold winter on NBA fronts hereabouts, so what else is new?

But after last season’s 23-59 horror show, diehard fans can harbor reasonable hope of improvement thanks to the recent lockout. Because each team will play only 66 games rather than 82, the Wizards could show an eight-game improvement if they just win the same number of games and finish 23-43.

In that case, it would be easy to pick this forlorn team’s Most Valuable People: NBA commissioner David Stern and players association executive director Billy Hunter, whose bickering and snickering through the 149-day lockout led to the shortened season.

Thanks, guys.

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