Pollin gives Unseld vote of confidence

January 06, 1994|By Jerry Bembry

LANDOVER -- It was a rumor that spread a week ago in New York, word that Washington Bullets coach Wes Unseld would either resign or be fired. Yesterday, owner Abe Pollin laid those rumors to rest.

In a prepared statement, Pollin said Unseld would remain coach and that they will meet at the end of the season to re-evaluate the team.

"Despite recent losses, I feel that the Bullets can and will turn things around and be competitive the rest of the season," Pollin said in the statement. "Wes is the coach of this team. We played well in November and not as well as we had hoped in December.

"But this is not a month-to-month job, and I felt it was important to end the speculation and distractions so that we can concentrate on the task at hand -- improving this team and playing well again."

Unseld has not appeared to be distracted about his job as much as by the questions.

"I wasn't worried one way or another," Unseld said last night. "Hopefully . . . you guys will stop asking all these questions about my job."

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