Out of magic, Wizards fire prez Ernie Grunfeld

An NBA Team Has Fired Its Longtime GM

"I wish to thank Ernie for his service to the Washington Wizards".

Washington posted a 568-724 record under Grunfeld, making the playoffs eight times but never advancing past the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Grunfeld also won a gold medal in the 1976 Olympics as a member of Team USA.

After a few poor seasons, Grunfeld was able to build another victor in Washington, D.C. The Wizards made the Conference Semifinals three times between 2013 and 2017.

Grunfeld oversaw several key transactions during his tenure. Whereas a guy like Buford has presided over four National Basketball Association championship runs during his tenure in San Antonio, Grunfeld had never even led the Wizards to a conference finals appearance.

Point guard John Wall and center Dwight Howard missed most of the season, and forward Markieff Morris also was injured before getting traded.

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But they were unable to hold onto the lead as Jota struck after 25 minutes. "There's a couple of mistakes from us". He told reporters: "Like I've always said, Real Madrid is a dream for anyone".

The Wizards announced his dismissal on Tuesday with four games left in a disappointing, no-playoffs season. Grunfeld formerly served as the general manager of the New York Knicks and Milwaukee Bucks from 1989 through to the early 2000s.

Leonsis was asked to evaluate the state of the franchise multiple times and Grunfeld's name had moved to the hot seat rather quickly this season, given the team's horrid start.

He played nine seasons in the National Basketball Association with three teams.

Beal is the only other elite player who is under contract for next season.

According to a press release from the franchise, Grunfeld has been fired as president of the Wizards after 16 years on the job.

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