It was already more or less well known that Randy Wittman would return as the Washington Wizards' head coach, but now it's official. Well, Adrian Wojnarowski reported it, which is more or less official.
The coach will apparently sign a two-year contract extension that will be announced next week. This is probably a good thing for the Wizards: Wittman took a team that was 2-15 and seemingly unwilling to listen under Flip Saunders and went 18-31 with them over the course of the rest of the season. Now he has John Wall, Nene, and whoever the team decides to take with the third overall pick to work with, and things are sorta looking up for Washington. I mean, to a certain extent, but it's better than what Flip had been doing. They haven't given Wittman a long-term deal - two years is pretty non-committal - but they're sticking with him.
Wittman's never really been a successful coach - he's 118-236, which if you do the math, is twice as many losses as wins - but he's never really had much to work with. Maybe he can turn Washington's rebuilding process into an actual, you know, building process.