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December 17, 2009
Are things so bad for the Wizards that they need coaching help from fans? ESPN.com is carrying a contest that asks readers to submit a diagram of an inbounds play the Web site says the "Wizards will try to use during a game." The deadline for submissions is Dec. 23. • Mikhail Prokhorov's Onexim Sports and Entertainment Holdings and the development company that owns the Nets announced on Wednesday that they had completed their agreement to create a partnership for owning the NBA team and developing the Atlantic Yards project in New York City.
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By Mike Klingaman and The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2014
Wes Unseld has never been one to seek the spotlight. Yet there he was on Thursday, surrounded by media, NBA players past and present and several hundred youngsters who packed the gym at the Unseld School in West Baltimore for the promotion of a Washington Wizards preseason basketball game to be played in Baltimore on Oct. 20. "It's a big treat for the kids here to see some of the old [Baltimore] Bullets and the new Wizards," said Unseld, 67, a Hall of Fame center who played 13 years for the franchise in both cities.
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By Michael Lee, The Washington Post | June 22, 2011
They could go with the mop-haired, trash-talking forward who left his homeland of the Czech Republic four years ago to play in a basketball-crazed nation and beamed with pride as fans serenaded him after his last game for his team. Or they could choose the shy big man from Lithuania who remains unsure about whether he will even play in the NBA next season as his agent attempts to negotiate a buyout agreement with his current team. They could go with the confident forward from Turkey who is good friends with John Wall.
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The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
The Washington Wizards will play a preseason game at Baltimore Arena for the second straight year, hosting the New Orleans Pelicans on Oct. 20. The Wizards announced their full 2014 preseason schedule Monday, with the second-annual Baltimore Classic included. That game will tip off at 7 p.m. The Wizards faced Baltimore native Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks in last year's game here. The Knicks won,  98-89, before an announced  12,376. That marked the first time Baltimore had hosted an NBA game since October of 1999, when the Wizards hosted the Cleveland Cavaliers in a preseason game.
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November 9, 2002
Opponent:Cleveland Cavaliers Site:Gund Arena, Cleveland Time:7:30 TV/Radio:Ch. 50/WTEM (980 AM)
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By Baltimore Sun reporter | June 1, 2010
Four players are scheduled to work out for the Wizards on Tuesday, the team announced today. Connecticut guard Jerome Dyson, West Virginia forward Devin Ebanks, Louisiana Tech forward-center Magnum Rolle and St. Francis (Pa.) guard Devin Sweetney are scheduled to participate. Dyson, who was born in Potomac, averaged 17.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.9 assists as a senior for the Huskies last season. Ebanks averaged 12 points and 8.1 rebounds for the Mountaineers as a sophomore.
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The Washington Post | December 28, 2011
— John Wall was dribbling up the court at a frenetic pace, with defenders backpedaling helplessly and teammates gasping to catch up. Wall whirled the ball behind his back to juke Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague and open what appeared to be a clear lane to the basket. But as Wall elevated for a dunk, Hawks forward Josh Smith tracked him down, smashing his shot attempt and sending Wall crashing to the floor. Wall rolled on the ground, holding the back of his head and grimacing.
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By RAY FRAGER | January 4, 2009
1 p.m. [Comcast SportsNet] These teams met Christmas evening in Cleveland, and the lowly Wizards nearly upset the Cavs. Washington held a seven-point lead before Cleveland ran off the last 11 points in the final 1:33 for a 93-89 victory. The Wizards are coming off a 108-83 road loss to the Boston Celtics on Friday night.
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Sports Digest | July 31, 2014
Boys lacrosse Georgetown Prep coach Giblin resigns after 27 seasons Georgetown Prep has accepted the resignation of lacrosse coach Kevin Giblin , who led one of the nation's top high school programs for the past 27 years, athletic director Dan Paro confirmed Wednesday. In an email sent to the school's lacrosse teams and parents, Paro wrote that offensive coordinator Charlie Horning has been named interim head coach. Giblin became Georgetown Prep's second head coach in 1988 and has since led the Little Hoyas to 10 Interstate Athletic Conference titles and 14 Top 25 national finishes.
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By Michael Lee and The Washington Post | July 9, 2014
WASHINGTON  - All Otto Porter Jr. and Glen Rice Jr. could do last season was sit, watch and wait. They wanted to play, thought they should have played, but understood that there was little time for rookies to find their way on a Washington Wizards team that delivered on owner Ted Leonsis' playoffs-or-else ultimatum. Porter had the least productive season ever by a third overall pick, and Rice didn't appear in any of the Wizards' final 71 games. As the Wizards began a four-day mini-camp to prepare for the Las Vegas Summer League, Porter and Rice understand that they will be looked upon to lead and show that they deserve a shot to become rotation players next season.
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Sports Digest | July 8, 2014
The Washington Wizards announced their roster and schedule for the Las Vegas Summer League. They will play in three preliminary-round games this week before competing in a tournament concluding with the July 21 championship game. Washington will play its first game Saturday against the Atlanta Hawks. Their next two games are scheduled for Sunday, against the Minnesota Timberwolves, and next Tuesday, against the Miami Heat. All games will be televised on Comcast SportsNet. Guard Kim English (Randallstown)
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By Aaron Dodson, The Baltimore Sun | July 7, 2014
All Ian Chiles wanted, whether he was drafted or not, was a chance to play in the NBA. The 7-foot-2, 260-pound former Morgan State center didn't hear his named called during the NBA draft June 26, but soon he'll get his long-awaited chance to play for an NBA team. On Monday, the Washington Wizards named Chiles to the team's 16-man roster for the Las Vegas Summer League, which begins Friday. The news came as a surprise to Ian's father, who knew the Wizards were considering his son but was unsure whether he'd make it. "I didn't know whether he made it or it was a tryout," Joel Chiles said.
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By Michael Lee, The Washington Post | May 28, 2014
The Washington Wizards are close to reaching an agreement with coach Randy Wittman that will allow him to build upon the franchise's surprising playoff run, according to people with knowledge of the situation. Yahoo Sports is reporting the deal will keep Wittman with the organization for the next three seasons. Nothing is imminent, but discussions have progressed, according to a person who was not at liberty to publicly discuss the negotiations. Wittman was confident that he would return after completing a season in which he led the Wizards to 44 wins, the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference and the organization's first playoff series win since 2005.
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May 27, 2014
Dorothy is clicking her heels into town. Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage adaptation of the film "The Wizard of Oz" comes to the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric today through June 1, and Julia McLellan will be front and center as the girl who realizes there's no place like home. The Toronto resident received the role after auditioning while a senior studying music theater at Sheridan College in Wyoming. "I auditioned for the director and thought it was just a pipe dream," said McLellan, 23. "I was so surprised to hear that I would actually be doing the show.
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Sports Digest | May 15, 2014
NBA playoffs Wizards confident despite poor home playoff record The Washington Wizards are 1-3 at Verizon Center in the 2014 playoffs, winning only in Game 4 against the Chicago Bulls, but they believe they can fend off elimination again tonight and upset the top-seeded Indiana Pacers, who lead their Eastern Conference semifinal series, 3-2. "Definitely, we feel like we can finish this," backup big man Drew Gooden said. "We know, you guys know and they know this series could be the other way around, with us leading.
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By Michael Lee and The Washington Post | May 13, 2014
WASHINGTON - The offense was dragging and desperately in need of some direction when coach Randy Wittman called on his most tested veterans to serve up a lesson in ball movement, hustle and huge shots. With Andre Miller putting on a point guard clinic, Al Harrington delivering a flashback offensive performance and Drew Gooden dashing all over the court with abandon, the Washington Wizards went into the locker room Sunday with a double-digit halftime lead over the Indiana Pacers. When the Wizards returned for the third quarter and Wittman put the game back into the hands of his starters, the offense flew off the rails once again.
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