November 24, 2008
Check your pocket, Eddie ...
According to sources familiar with the situation (see: Majority, Unsilent), the Washington Wizards have relieved Eddie Jordan of his coaching duties. Team President Ernie Grunfeld handed E.J. his pink slip in a meeting this morning. (And you thought your Monday sucked.)
In five full seasons Jordan guided the Wizards to four playoff appearances, including a second round appearance in 2005. In each of the last two seasons the Wizards made the playoffs despite injuries to every single player on their roster.
Ivan Carter of the Washington Post reports that Ed Tapscott, who had carried the title of Director of Player Development but traveled with the team and essentially served as an extra assistant coach, will take over coaching duties — and the sexy 1-10 record — starting with a practice that will begin in about, oh, 40 minutes or so.
Good luck, Ed.