Yahoo Sports cited league sources for the news Tuesday afternoon, hours after Wizards owner Ted Leonsis sat at a Verizon Center podium for the introduction of a new coach for his other team, the Washington Capitals.
“Now we’ll move forward to the Wizards, and the first order of priority is the coach,” Leonsis told NBC Washington on Tuesday afternoon. “I thought the coach did a very fine job for us, and we’re sitting down and talking to Randy and his people, and Randy did a very fine job for us.
“We did all the exit interviews. I’m finding that doing some of the exit interviews are a very good process for us. You learn lots of stuff. The players respected the coach and they played hard for him, so I think he deserves the opportunity to come back and lead us even deeper in the playoffs next year.”
Despite the best campaign of his NBA coaching career, his overall record stands at 191-329 (.367) in parts of eight seasons as coach of the Cavaliers, Timberwolves and Wizards.
“I always anticipate on being back until someone tells me I’m not,” he told reporters last week.
“This is probably the best I’ve been prepared going into games, going into playoffs,” Miller said. “The passion of the coaching staff filtered through the players and the players wanted to perform and work hard for the coaches. That says a lot.”