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It’s Official: Wizards Hire Flip Saunders

Published by on April 21, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

The Washington Wizards, who will have one of their biggest offseasons in franchise history this Summer, hired Flip Saunders as their next head coach Tuesday night.

With an announcement expected from Washington Wednesday, the team will hold a press conference to announce the signing on Thursday.

The deal is reportedly a four-year, $18 million contract.

Saunders spent more than nine years with Minnesota, guiding the club to eight consecutive playoff appearances and a franchise-best 58-24 record in 2003-04, the top record in the Western Conference. During his tenure, Saunders won NBA Western Conference Coach of the Month honors four times (Apr. '04, Feb. '03, Jan. '01, and Jan. '00).

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