Mar 31, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; Washington Wizards head coach Randy Wittman talks with center Marcin Gortat (4) during the second half against the Charlotte Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena. Bobcats defeated the Wizards 100-94. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Wizards reach three-year agreement with Randy Wittman

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The Washington Wizards were bounced from the Eastern Conference Playoffs just before they could turn it on against the Indiana Pacers. But while their stay in the postseason was not as long as fans were hoping it would be, the mere fact that they were there was surprising, let alone in the Conference Semifinals.

One man to thank is head coach Randy Wittman, who looked like a dead man walking at the beginning of the coached his way into a fat contract extension with the Wizards.

As Michael Lee of The Washington Post reports, the Wizards have decided that Wittman is indeed the man they can see leading this franchise into the future and evolving it further until it blossoms to it’s fullest potential in a few years time.

Three, if we’re being specific.

A news conference announcing the deal is scheduled for Wednesday.

The Wizards have not disclosed the terms of the agreement, but Wittman will reportedly receive a three-year deal worth about $3 million per season. A person who has been in contact with the Wizards said the third season will be a team option.

Obviously, the Wizards are going to want to be better than they were this year in less than three years time but Wittman has some leeway when it comes to how immediate the success needs to come. There can’t be any setbacks, but judging from the way he rallied the team and helped them grow together in the 2013-14 campaign, a setback doesn’t seem entirely likely.

Perhaps a plateau would be more like it but the bottom line is the Wizards are a team on the rise and Wittman is getting hid due credit with a three year extension to remain in D.C.

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