Wizards fire coach Saunders, promote Wittman 

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.

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