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Report: Wizards likely to get Wittman new contract

The Washington Wizards are close to reaching an agreement with coach Randy Wittman that will allow him to build upon the franchise's surprising playoff run, according to people with knowledge of the situation.

Yahoo Sports is reporting the deal will keep Wittman with the organization for the next three seasons.

Nothing is imminent, but discussions have progressed, according to a person who was not at liberty to publicly discuss the negotiations.

Wittman was confident that he would return after completing a season in which he led the Wizards to 44 wins, the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference and the organization's first playoff series win since 2005.

"Until they stop asking me for my opinion on players, free agents and drafts, then I'm not worried about it," Wittman said last week, when asked about his future with the organization.

"I'm not ready to retire, if that's what you're trying to get me to do. You're going to see me somewhere, whether it's here or who knows."

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