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 losses (25) and consecutive losses overall (16). After the Wizards suffered a humiliating 21-point home loss to Minnesota on Sunday, Saunders was asked if he felt that he was running out of chances to get through to his players.
“No I don’t fear that,” Saunders said. “I think I know the process that we’re going through, and I know it’s a painful process.”
Saunders is in the third year of a four-year, $18 million contract that he signed in April 2009.
— Reported by Michael Lee of the Washington Post Blog