Should Flip Saunders Be Fired?

December 23rd, 2009 by Jarrett Carter Leave a reply »
Note the question is “should” not “could,” because there’s no way the Washington Wizards are going to jettison the one variable that has nothing to do with their inconsistency.

But with all things being equal, including last year’s poor start and the continued defensive struggles of the team, is there room to think that Saunders is not the answer in Washington, just as Eddie Jordan wasn’t?

Keep in mind, this question is only presented because the Wizards seem so far removed from the logical solution to their problems: a blockbuster trade.

One of the stars, one of the big men, and one of the young backup guards has to leave for any respectable player to come in and infuse defensive integrity where there is none.

But that won’t go too well because a team doesn’t need to shave off 35-45 points a game in the name of defensive enhancement.

So, you look to the head guy and wonder when the offensive fireworks and defensive accountability we all hoped for kick in.

The Wizards’ 3-8 start to the season is far more digestible than last year’s 1-10 start under Eddie Jordan, but it’s uncanny how the ...

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