Wizards Lose by 32 to 21-Loss Pistons
The game was already lost, already out of control, but the Washington Wizards gathered around Coach Randy Wittman as he drew up one more play late in the fourth quarter against the Detroit Pistons.
After the Wizards suffered their most lopsided loss of the season, 100-68, Friday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills, Wittman again made himself the target.
“I apologize, to ownership, our fans back home that watched it — if they did watch it. I’d have turned it off after the first five minutes,” Wittman said. “That falls on me.”
“Even though we’ve got eight or nine guys right now, I’ve got to find five that can play and play with confidence like you belong in the NBA. Like you belong,” Wittman repeated for emphasis. “I’ve got to do that. I’ll take responsibility for that.”
“We just never played with any confidence,” Wittman said. “That was embarrassing, from an offensive standpoint, to play the way that we did. I don’t care who’s in or who’s not in.”