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The Wizards will have their next opportunity to try again for that elusive first win on Wednesday when they face the Portland Trailblazers (6-8), who lost to the Detroit Pistons on Monday. With Nene’s status in question, and Wall with no timetable to return, Wittman knows he has to make the best of what he’s got, and he isn’t expecting any sympathy.

“We can’t feel sorry for ourselves,” Wittman said. “Nobody in this league feels sorry for us. Absolutely not, so we can’t add onto the problem and feel sorry for ourselves.”