Ernie Grunfeld was fired as president of the Washington Wizards on Tuesday after 16 seasons in charge of the team.
The Wizards announced his dismissal with four games left in a disappointing, no-playoffs season.
Washington is 32-46 and in 11th place in the 15-team Eastern Conference.
“We did not meet our stated goals of qualifying for the playoffs this season,” owner Ted Leonsis said in a statement issued by the Wizards, “and, despite playing with injuries to several key players, we have a culture of accountability and a responsibility of managing to positive outcomes.”
Point guard John Wall and center Dwight Howard both missed most of the season, and forward...