Flip Saunders (Washington Wizards)
Vote of Confidence: January 9, 2012
Bald-Faced Lie: “There is a lot of noise right now. I have found the best thing to do in times of stress and turmoil is to do research; be analytical; NOT emotional; and try to find ways to improve.” —Owner Ted Leonsis (in a written statement)
Firing Date: January 24, 2012
Post-Mortem: Saunders’ squad blew a 21-point lead in the season opener and it only got worse from there, as the Wizards would go on to shatter the team record for consecutive losses (16). Still, we doubt even the ghost of John Wooden would have had any luck teaching low post moves to Andray Blatche and Javale McGee.