Wizards fire Ernie Grunfeld

Wizards fire Ernie Grunfeld

Wizards fire Ernie Grunfeld

Alan Pyke of Think Progress had previously told a team ticket rep that he wouldn't attend a game as long as Grunfeld was in charge.

In a statement, Wizards owner Ted Leonsis said the move was made because the team's performance did not meet expectations.

The team also doesn't have a second-round draft pick in this year's National Basketball Association draft because Grunfeld traded it away. "He and his family have been great leaders in our community and have worked tirelessly to make us a top National Basketball Association franchise".

Well, Wizards ticket reps heard all about fans' displeasure with the executive, and they were ready to let people know seats are still available if they wanted to recommit to the team now that Grunfeld is gone. Coming into Tuesday, the Wizards were 32-46.

Grunfeld has been with the organization since the 2003-2004 season and has led the team to a losing record of 568-724.

Wall is expected to be sidelined for much, if not all, of next season, too.

Grunfeld oversaw several key transactions during his tenure.

With John Wall's contract looking like an albatross and a lack of younger assets, the Wizards are set to undergo a critical rebuilding period.

For almost 16 seasons he was at the helm, and if you ask the folks of Washington D.C., he didn't do the greatest job running the basketball team. They never advanced past that round under Grunfeld.

The Washington Wizards have chose to part ways with longtime general manager Ernie Grunfeld, the team announced Tuesday. Shepard is being considered for that position.

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