Flip Saunders to coach Wizards for four years, 18 million

Flip is bring his man purse to Washington D.C. (Pic via thesportshernia.com)

Flip is bringing his man purse to Washington D.C. (Pic via thesportshernia.com)

The Washington Wizards have reached an agreement with Flip Saunders, according to a report from Yahoo! Sports.

Saunders hasn’t officially signed a contract yet, but is expected to do so and has already begun assembling his staff.

Long-time NBA guard Sam Cassell is expected to join Saunders as an assistant coach.

The Wizards have been working on a deal with Saunders since the All-Star break, and wanted to hire a veteran coach to bring stability back to Washington.

The Wizards could secure the #1 pick in the NBA Draft, making a return to the playoffs likely next season.

I’ve always liked Flip as a coach. His system should help improve the Wizards stagnant offense, as will a healthy Gilbert Arenas.

Saunders compiled 587-396 regular season record and a 47-51 record in the playoffs during stops in Minnesota and Detroit. His Detroit teams lost in the three straight Eastern Conference Finals, leading to his firing after the 2007-2008 season.

Stay tuned.

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