Well, here goes another coaching post about the Washington Wizards. I've stated before that I believe Randy Wittman should come back. But today, I'm going to play devil's advocate and wonder what happens if he doesn't.
Mike D'antoni? No thanks.
Stan Van Gundy? Nope, I'm good.
These marquee names that might become available for the Wizards are not what this organization need. If they were to bring one of these guys in, it would be Flip Saunders all over again.
These guys are not going to work for a rebulding team. In two or three years when (hopefully) the Wizards are a competing playoff-caliber team, the story will be different. But for now, the Wizards need someone who is used to developing players. Someone who knows about getting a new group of guys every year, someone who knows how to teach kids who haven't finished college.
I have to say that with this group of guys, if Wittman isn't going to be around, then I would have to go with somebody either coaching a college team now, or someone who has an immense history of coaching NCAA basketball.
The reason for this is that this team is one of the youngest in the NBA. Some of them are fresh out of college, opted out early, or just haven't developed their game to a professional level yet. So who better to coach than someone with a resume of a college-like background.
This team is a rebuilding team that needs a rebuilding coach. They can worry about a marquee coach when these guys turn into marquee players.
But for now, if Wittman is not in the future for this team, then it's time to look a step lower to guide this team a step higher.