Wizards Fire Eddie Jordan
The Washington Wizards fired coach Eddie Jordan after opening the season 1-10 without injured starters Gilbert Arenas and Brendan Haywood. According to sources, Ed Tapscott now runs the team.
Why would the Wizards fire their coach 11 games into the season? It’s not Jordan’s fault the Wizards suffered major injuries. The pressure was great but was not fair in this case.
Eddie Jordan is an exceptional coach who did the best he possibly could with less-than-stellar talent.
Jordan was in his sixth season with the Wizards and led the team to the playoffs each of the past four, compiling an overall record of 197-224.
He leaves as the Eastern Conference’s longest-tenured coach and No. 3 in the NBA behind Jerry Sloan of the Utah Jazz and Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs.
Eddie Jordan is not the reason they are 1-10, their messed up roster is.
It was truly a dreadful weekend for NBA coaches, as PJ ‘Choke’ Carlesimo was also fired. Is Dunleavy next?