After a 2-15 start, the Washington Wizards fired coach Flip Saunders, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
The Wizards promoted assistant Randy Wittman as the interim head coach.
In his third season with the Wizards, Saunders was the victim of the Gilbert Arenas gun suspension, injuries and the ultimate breaking up of the Antawn Jamison-Caron Butler playoff core. He finished 51-130 in his two-plus seasons as Wizards coach.
The Wizards have been something of a sideshow this season, with the losing punctuated by the immaturity of a young team.