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Wizards Reportedly Sign Randy Wittman to 3-year, $9-million Extension

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Randy Wittman of the Washington Wizards addresses the media after Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Chicago Bulls in the 2014 NBA Playoffs on April 29, 2014 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Credit: Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Randy Wittman of the Washington Wizards addresses the media after Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Chicago Bulls in the 2014 NBA Playoffs on April 29, 2014 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Credit: Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — The Washington Wizards have announced a contract extension for head coach Randy Wittman, reportedly worth $9 million over three seasons, according to CSN Washington’s J. Michael.

Wittman propelled the Wizards to their first playoff appearance in six seasons and their first Conference Semifinals appearance in nine seasons in 2013-14, where the team eventually was eliminated 4-2 by the Indianapolis Pacers.

The team made Wittman’s extension official later Tuesday, followed by an informal announcement Wednesday, J. Michael reports, also noting the final year of Wittman’s deal is not guaranteed.

“We are pleased with the progress the team has made on the court and with the culture we have been able to build with Randy as our head coach,” said Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld. “We will look to continue that momentum with him deservedly leading this group of dedicated and hard-working players.”

“This team and this organization have made significant strides over the last two-and-a-half seasons and I’m excited to be a part of the next step in that process,” Wittman said. “The players and staff all feel that this is the beginning of something special and we’re dedicated to building on our positive accomplishments while striving to improve and reach the next level of success.”

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