Found January 09, 2012 on Pro Basketball Talk:
Andray Blatche was just trying to help, trying to explain the reasons the Washington Wizards are 0-8 has nothing to do with coach Flip Saunders. And in doing so, he backed over Saunders with the bus. Here is the quote, via Ken Berger of “Flip is definitely doing his job,” Blatche said. “I just…

Wizards’ inept offense primary reason for struggles

Flip Saunders was hailed as an offensive genius at previous stops in Minnesota and Detroit, but that has not been the case this season in Washington, where the Wizards have been completely inept at that end of the floor. The word is out around the league that the Wizards don’t like to share the ball, and prefer to go one-on-one, but somehow the memo has yet to get to the players...

Andray Blatche: Winless Wizards Have Tuned Out Coach Flip Saunders

Flip Saunders’ Washington Wizards are the NBA’s worst team — he certainly knows it — and Andray Blatche indicates that his teammates have tuned out the head coach. Per CBS Sports: “To see them is to understand that the 2008-09 Nets’ NBA-record 0-18 in start just might be in jeopardy. In a performance labeled ‘sickening’ and ‘embarrassing’ by Andray Blatche, whose...

Despite slow start, Wizards coach Flip Saunders safe for now

Despite the Wizards being off to a franchise-worst 0-8 start, the organization does not have any intention of firing Coach Flip Saunders at this time, according to two sources with knowledge of the situation. In more than two seasons with the team, Saunders is just 49-123 and the Wizards have set franchise records for consecutive road [...]

Spat Between Rashard Lewis, Sam Cassell Will Only Turn Heat Up On Flip Saunders

Mike D’Antoni can rest easy, because Flip Saunders has officially taken over sole ownership of NBA coaches on the hot seat after the Sacramento Kings relieved Paul Westphal of his duties late last week. And now Saunders has his players to thank for turning the heat up. Over the last two weeks D'Antoni, Saunders, and Westphal were the three names most associated when...

Flip Saunders Talked to John Wall About His Legacy

The pitiful Washington Wizards claimed their first win of the season against Toronto last night, but head coach Flip Saunders wants his point guard to focus on the future. Per the WaPo: “It’s not where we’ve been, it’s where we’re going. This is a great opportunity for you to establish your legacy and where you’re going with it,’ Saunders said he told [John] Wall....

Flip Saunders advises John Wall to focus on the future

Before John Wall lets this season slip out of his grasp like a careless pass on a fast break, Wizards Coach Flip Saunders met with his second-year point guard on Monday to implore him not to focus on the problems or pressures of the present and think about the next steps of his career. Read full article >>

Flip Saunders reportedly safe as Wizards coach

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Wizards need to develop tactic for countering body blows

Listening to Washington Wizards coach Flip Saunders, it's easy to imagine him as the beleaguered manager of a young, inexperienced fighter. As Saunders sits in the corner of the ring, watching his fighter take punch after punch, he shouts instructions, his fighter nodding his understanding. But seconds later, his fighter ...

First Cup: Tuesday

Michael Lee of The Washington Post: The Washington Wizards are off to their worst start in franchise history, and with each loss Coach Flip Saunders and his players find it harder to explain or excuse the struggles. They are the third-youngest team in the NBA, with an average age of 25.02, and eight players on the roster have fewer than three years of experience. But while youth...

Raptors Can't Contain Wizards On The Road

WASHINGTON (AP) Rashard Lewis and Nick Young each had 15 points to lead the Washington Wizards to their first win after eight straight losses, a 93-78 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night. After the worst start in franchise history, Coach Flip Saunders left Andray Blatche and Lewis on the bench to start the game. It was the first time this season Blatche didn't...
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