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Washington Wizards forward Martell Webster (9) dunks in the first quarter as the Washington Wizards play the Indiana Pacers during game 6 of the 2nd round of the NBA Playoffs at the Verizon Center, Washington, D.C., Thursday, May 15, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Martell Webster out 3-5 months for Wizards after surgery

Associated Press

The Wizards said Webster was injured during a routine workout at the team's practice facility last week. Webster signed a four-year contract with the Wizards last summer. He averaged 9.7 points and 2.8 rebounds last season.

Washington Wizards head coach Randy Wittman speaks to reporters during a news conference at the Verizon Center in Washington, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Wittman signed a contract extension Tuesday after leading the team to the playoffs for the first time since 2008. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Randy Wittman savors chance to keep moving Wizards forward

- Associated Press

Wittman's approach helped turn the Wizards from pushover to playoff winners. Now he'll have a chance to stick around following a 44-38 season, a 15-win improvement from last year, after the Wizards gave him a contract extension.

Washington Wizards guard John Wall listens to head coach Randy Wittman in the second half against the Miami Heat on Monday. The playoff-bound Wizards have surprisingly moved to the head of the class in the D.C. sports landscape.

Randy Wittman, Wizards finalize 3-year contract extension

- CSNwashington.com

Just a few weeks after Wittman led the Wizards to the playoffs for the first time in six years, their best regular-season record in nine years (44-38) and their deepest advancement in the playoffs in nine years (second round), the Wizards finally made it official Tuesday.

Washington Wizards head coach Randy Wittman, left,  talks with John Wall during the second half of game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Indiana Pacers Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Indianapolis. Washington defeated Indiana 102-79. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Randy Wittman, Wizards near 3-year extension: report

The Washington Times

Wittman led the Wizards to a 44-38 regular season and a first-round playoff upset of the Chicago Bulls. 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.

Washington Wizards coach Randy Wittman reacts to a call during the first half in Game 6 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Indiana Pacers in Washington, Thursday, May 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Randy Wittman has Wizards players' support to return

- The Washington Times

"This is probably the best I've been prepared going into games, going into playoffs," said veteran guard Andre Miller. "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."

Washington Wizards head coach Randy Wittman, right, and Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis, left, as the Washington Wizards lose to the Indiana Pacers, 93-80, during game 6 of the 2nd round of the NBA Playoffs at the Verizon Center, Washington, D.C., Thursday, May 15, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

LOVERRO: Wizards' lack of accountability leads to Game 6 apathy

- The Washington Times

Those empty seats were created in 2010, when Leonsis bought the team and did nothing to show fans that the man in charge, whose personnel decisions and coddling atmosphere set the stage for the Gilbert Arenas debacle, would be leaving. Instead, Leonsis embraced general manager Ernie Grunfeld.

Washington Wizards head coach Randy Wittman, right, speaks with guard John Wall (2) during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Sunday, March 3, 2013, in Washington. The Wizards won 90-87. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Wizards players express support for coach Randy Wittman

- The Washington Times

Wizards coach Randy Wittman doesn't yet have a contract for next season. His status is one of several questions facing the organization this summer after a successful 44-win season and an appearance in the second round of the NBA playoffs.

Washington Wizards' John Wall (2) in action during the second half of game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Indiana Pacers Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Indianapolis. Washington defeated Indiana 102-79. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

For John Wall, belief makes the difference in critical game

- The Washington Times

Dejected, despondent and needing to be shaken from his deep depression, Wall turned to Randy Wittman following the Washington Wizards' shootaround Tuesday morning and confided in his coach a secret Wittman never wanted to hear. "I'm frustrated," Wall told him. "I don't know how to get out of this slump. I don't know what to do."

Washington Wizards forward Al Harrington (7) looks down court during the first half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff game against the Indiana Pacers in Washington, Sunday, May 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Wizards' old guys have proven their worth in playoffs

- The Washington Times

As Drew Gooden made his presence known in the paint, Al Harrington made shot after shot and fans chanted Andre Miller's name before stepping to the line for a pair of free throws, one thing was clear Sunday in the Washington Wizards' Game 4 second-round loss to the Indiana Pacers: The old guys still have it.

Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (24) collides with Washington Wizards guard John Wall, left, during the second half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff game in Washington, Sunday, May 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Pacers star Paul George dominates Wizards at both ends of the court

- The Washington Times

The horn sounded and a substitution was imminent. Indiana Pacers forward Paul George paid no attention. With his team down 19 points in the second half of Sunday's 95-92 victory over the Wizards at Verizon Center, George would stay on the court for 46 minutes, 23 seconds. His team, desperately trying to fight its way back into the game, needed George on the floor.

Wizards' John Wall collides with Pacers' Roy Hibbert under the basket and misses the shot in the fourth quarter as the Washington Wizards host the Indiana Pacers for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC, Sunday, May 11, 2014. Wall was held to only 12 points in the game as the Wizards lost to the Pacers 95-92. (Photo Rod Lamkey Jr.)

John Wall's pass emblematic of all Wizards still have to learn

- The Washington Times

Al Harrington was halfway out of his seat on the Washington Wizards' bench when he saw John Wall catch the ball and square himself up for a 3-pointer on Sunday night. After a moment's hesitation, though, Wall passed the ball. Bradley Beal, open on the other wing, missed his 3-point attempt.

Wizards' John Wall (2) is defended by Pacers' George Hill (3) as he makes a pass under the basket in the third quarter as the Washington Wizards host the Indiana Pacers for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC, Sunday, May 11, 2014. (Photo Rod Lamkey Jr.)

Wizards' late collapse in Game 4 leads to brink of elimination

- The Washington Times

Behind 39 points from Paul George, including 13 in the third quarter and 15 in the fourth, the Pacers completed a 19-point comeback at Verizon Center, defeating the Wizards 95-92 to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the teams' second-round playoff series and putting themselves in position to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals with a win at home in Game 5 on Tuesday.