Ernie Grunfeld

Wizards GM Ernie Grunfeld. (Credit: Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Best and Worst of Wizards Drafts: The Grunfeld Era

When it comes to the NBA Draft, Ernie Grunfeld never deserves the benefit of the doubt.


Wizards center Marcin Gortat (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Wizards Make Gortat Re-Signing Official

Marcin Gortat has signed his five-year, $60 million contract to remain with the Washington Wizards.



Fans Outraged Over Wizards Vacant 2014 NBA Draft

The Wizards traded away their sole selection in the 2014 NBA Draft for cash considerations, rendering every fan that stayed awake for the vacant pick utterly outraged.


Washington Wizards Bradley Beal Press Conference

Ernie Grunfeld Reportedly Signed 3-Year Extension in 2012

The Wizards reportedly actually signed GM Ernie Grunfeld to a three-year extension, not a two-year extension in 2012, according to Mike Wise of the Washington Post.


Otto Porter stands with Wizards head coach Randy Wittman (left) and general manger Ernie Grunfeld. (Credit: Stephen Gosling/NBAE via Getty Images)

Leonsis Coy About Futures of Grunfeld, Wittman with Wizards

Ted Leonsis won’t talk about the futures of Randy Wittman and Ernie Grunfeld, both working on expiring contracts, until the playoffs are done. But he will talk at length about what they’ve done for the franchise.


John Wall and Bradley Beal celebrate the Washington Wizards clinching a playoff berth for the first time since 2008 after beating the Boston Celtics Wednesday night. (credit: Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Grunfeld: You Must ‘Pay Your Dues’ Before Becoming Contenders

Wizards general manager Ernie Grunfeld seems to be tempering expectations, one day after his team clinched their first playoff berth since the 2007-2008 season, saying you can’t go from “not being in the playoffs for a few years” to “championship contender” right away.


Taj Gibson #22 of the Chicago Bulls blocks the potential game tying three point attempt taken by A.J. Price #12 of the Washington Wizards on April 17, 2013 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER:  User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice:  Copyright 2013 NBAE (Credit: Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Summing Up a Very Wizardly Season

How do you judge a Wizards season that at times, was filled with so much inspiration for the future, before hopes were dashed by critical injuries and long losing spells, to ultimately land the team under the 30-win mark? Focus on the future.


Wizards GM Ernie Grunfeld. (Credit: Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Elfin: Free Agency Begins But Who’s Left For The Wizards?

After trading away Nick Young and JaVale McGee, and with a newly re-signed Head Coach and General Manager, the Wizards signaled they are ready for change, but with a measured amount of consistency and structure. But as Free Agency begins, many of the top offerings are already off the market, and Washington still has holes to fill.


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Washington Wizards Name Randy Wittman Head Coach

The Washington Wizards announced Monday that Randy Wittman will return as their coach next season, retaining the position he accepted after Flip Saunders was fired in January.


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Elfin: Grunfeld Is One Of The Most Tenured In D.C. Sports, But Least Successful

The not-quite-as-woeful Wizards, winners of four straight and six of their last eight, conclude a fourth straight dreadful season with their road finale tonight at Cleveland before a home game with Miami tomorrow; all this after re-signing the General Manager that put this team together, in Ernie Grunfeld.