About Washington Wizards
The franchise started its existence as in Chicago in 1961 as Packers, becoming the first modern expansion team in NBA history. Year later the team changed its name to Zephyrs and another year later the franchise moved to Baltimore becoming Baltimore Bullets for ten years after which the franchise was on the move again, this time Capital Centre and became Capital Bullets for a year after then renaming itself to Washington Bullets until late nineties when the last renaming occurred and Washington Wizards came to life in 1997.
The franchise has claimed one NBA championship in 1978 beating the Supersonics in seven game series. They had also reached three more NBA finals in the seventies, losing all of them. That was when the team was the most successful and after the run of good results in the seventies the team’s fortune changed with the team climbing into playoffs here and there but never making a lot of noise in the postseason. The Wizards are on the up as they qualified for playoffs two years straight now.
The Wizards belong to Southeast Division in Eastern Conference and they are yet to claim its title, with the division being the youngest there’s not that much history to go into. The team’s colours are navy, red, silver and white and the team’s mascot is G-Wiz who gets some support in fourth quarters from his side kick G-Man.
Randy Wittman is the team’s head coach, former point guard joined the Wizards in 2012 after spending some years as an assistant coach working for few teams the league.
Washington Wizards put its hopes in John Wall to be their face of the franchise when they drafted him as overall no 1 pick in 2010. He spent all his NBA career with the team. He’s a well-rounded point guard who became the third youngest to record his first triple double in his career.
Wall is well known for being able to put the points on the scoreboard but he’s also have great vision and is able to put his teammates in scoring opportunities with his great passing accuracy, Wall is also praised for his defensive craftsmanship as he was selected to NBA All-Defensive Second Team in 2015 among two nominations for All-Star Games in 2014 and 2015.
Another important piece on Washington’s roster is Polish center, Marcin Gortat who has been the first Polish NBA player. Chosen in 2008 draft by the Magic Gortat spent his initial years mainly as a back-up. His career took off very well when he was traded to the Wizards.