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Randy Wittman took over on the Wizards bench when Flip Saunders was fired in January. Still, Washington will finish with the second-worst record in the NBA. (Associated Press)

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Randy Wittman took over on the Wizards bench when Flip Saunders was fired in January. Still, Washington will finish with the second-worst record in the NBA. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In this Jan. 13, 2012, file photo, Washington Wizards coach Flip Saunders looks on during an NBA game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Philadelphia. Saunders was fired as coach of the Wizards, who have the NBA's worst record at 2-15. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

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Washington Wizards coach Flip Saunders watches as his team plays against the Philadelphia 76ers in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan, 23, 2012, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr. )

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Wizards coach Flip Saunders said he mostly feels bad for the fans. "We've got to give them an opportunity from the beginning to get into the game." (Associated Press)

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Wizards point guard John Wall has struggled this season, but coach Flip Saunders said Wall had his best game running the team in a win over Toronto on Tuesday. (Associated Press)

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Wizards coach Flip Saunders compared his winless team to a boxer who abandons his strategy after taking a few punches. (Associated Press)

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Washington Wizards coach Flip Saunders listens to Washington Wizards' John Wall (2) talks about the offense in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Bobcats in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

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Washington Wizards coach Flip Saunders speaks to the media about the upcoming NBA basketball season during a news conference in Washington, on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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** FILE ** The Washington Wizards' Jordan Crawford (left) and John Wall (second from left) check out the team's new uniforms while Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld (second from right) and head coach Flip Saunders look on at the Verizon Center in Washington on Tuesday, May 10, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Washington Wizards coach Flip Saunders is impressed with Jordan Crawford's confidence, but admits the 23-year-old is in a "tough spot" this training camp because he's expected to hone his ability to play point guard, in addition to shooting guard. (Associated Press)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Wizards coach Flip Saunders has used this season to evaluate the players on his young roster. "Are they guys that fit as far as the character that we're looking for to move forward?" he asked.

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Wizards coach Flip Saunders has taken the glass half-full approach with the shortened NBA campaign, and was very positive when assessing Andray Blatche's season. (Associated Press)

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Former Wizards coach Flip Saunders is now an advisor to the Celtics and has been reuinted with former pupil Kevin Garnett. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Washington Wizards coach Flip Saunders, center, works drills with the team including Gilbert Arenas, left, and Sean Marks, right, during NBA basketball training camp at the Patriot Center at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Washington Wizards first draft pick John Wall, center, from the University of Kentucky, smiles as he holds up a jersey with coach Flip Saunders, right, and Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld during a news conference in Washington, on Friday, June 25, 2010. Wall was selected as the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA basketball draft on Thursday.

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Kentucky's John Wall, right, talks with Washington Wizards basketball coach Flip Saunders, second from right, and Wizards team president Ernie Grunfeld, left, during a pre-NBA draft basketball workout for the Washington Wizards, Thursday, June 17, 2010, in Washington. Behind Grunfeld at left is Washington Wizards assistant coach Sam Cassell.