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FILE-Wizards fire Saunders

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WASHINGTON (WXOW) -- The Wizards have announced that Flip Saunders has been fired as coach of Washington, which has the NBA's worst record at 2-15.

Saunders will be replaced by assistant Randy Wittman, who has the job for the rest of the season.

The Wizards fell to 0-7 on the road with a 20-point loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday. Washington's next game is at home Wednesday against the Charlotte Bobcats.

Saunders was in his third season with the Wizards, going 51-130. When he was hired, the team featured All-Stars Gilbert Arenas, Antawn Jamison and Caron Butler, but the franchise is now rebuilding around John Wall.

Saunders coached here in La Crosse in the early 90's.  He helmed the La Crosse Catbirds to two CBA titles. 

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