WASHINGTON — A person familiar with the decision says Flip Saunders has been fired as coach of the Washington Wizards, who have the NBA's worst record at 2-15.
Saunders will be replaced by assistant Randy Wittman, the person told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no announcement of the change had been made.
The Wizards fell to 0-7 on the road with a 20-point loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday. Washington's next game is at home Wednesday against the Charlotte Bobcats.
Saunders was in his third season with the Wizards, going 51-130. When he was hired, the team featured All-Stars Gilbert Arenas, Antawn Jamison and Caron Butler, but the franchise is now rebuilding around John Wall.