ESPN.com offers fans chance to design Wizards play
Are things so bad for the Washington 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.
Team spokesman Scott Hall referred questions about the contest
to Washington coach Flip Saunders.
Wizards forwards Antawn Jamison and Caron Butler said they
hadn’t heard about the contest, but Jamison said it was a fun way
for fans to get involved.
“If we run the play and it works, good. If it doesn’t work, I’m
going to be looking at Coach and seeing his reaction. I don’t think
Flip will be too happy,” Jamison said before the Wizards’ game at
Sacramento on Wednesday. “I’m sure it’s something we will run in
the first quarter, not something we’ll be doing with the game on
The last-place Wizards were 7-15 heading into Wednesday night’s