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Wizards Insider: For Grunfeld, deal or no deal

The Washington Wizards got no lucky bounce in the NBA Draft lottery and will "explore all options" with the No. 5 pick in the June 25 draft, president Ernie Grunfeld said. Published May 21, 2009

Wizards's draft spot falls

SECAUCUS, N.J. | Well, so much for a franchise-changing consolation prize. Published May 20, 2009

Clippers strike the right combination

SECAUCUS, N.J. | Tuesday ended up being a lucky night for the Los Angeles Clippers, who wound up with the top pick - presumably Blake Griffin - despite having only a 17.7 percent chance of winning the NBA Draft lottery. Published May 20, 2009

Wizards think Blake

The last time Flip Saunders sat on stage representing a team at the NBA Draft lottery, the Minnesota Timberwolves landed the fifth pick and went on to select future Hall of Famer Kevin Garnett. Published May 19, 2009

Commitment is key for Wizards' coach

The Flip Saunders era officially got under way Thursday, when the Washington Wizards introduced the 54-year-old as their new coach and stated their intention to return to the ranks of championship contenders. Published April 24, 2009

Busy offseason awaits Wizards

Washington Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld can check one item off his offseason to-do list now that the team has its coach in place. Published April 24, 2009

Wizards introduce Saunders as head coach

Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld on Thursday introduced Flip Saunders as the next head coach of the franchise, entrusting him with the task of restoring the Wizards to the ranks of contenders in the NBA. Published April 23, 2009

Saunders signs on for four years

The Washington Wizards have officially signed Flip Saunders as their next coach, team spokesman Scott Hall confirmed Tuesday night. Published April 22, 2009

Saunders hired as Wizards' coach

Washington Wizards spokesman Scott Hall confirmed Tuesday night that the team has officially signed Flip Saunders as their next head coach. Published April 22, 2009

Playoff intrigue

The playoffs are vastly different than the regular season. Published April 18, 2009

Arenas: Wizards' playtime now over

Their dreadful, injury-riddled season complete, the Washington Wizards on Thursday cleaned out their lockers, underwent physicals and embarked on a peculiar offseason by their standards. Published April 17, 2009

NBA Report

Handing out the hardware to league's best players. Published April 15, 2009

Saunders could meet Wizards' aspirations

With the Washington Wizards on the verge of reaching an agreement that would make Flip Saunders their next coach, one question lingers. Published April 14, 2009

Wizards Plus

Inside news about the team formerly known as the Washington Bullets. Published April 14, 2009

Wizards blow late lead

Washington led by 13 in fourth quarter, falls in home finale. Published April 14, 2009