Wittman expected to receive a three-year deal worth at $3m per year.
The Washington Wizards are reportedly closing in on a new contract offer for coach Randy Wittman after the team’s successful run this year.
According to NBA.com, Wittman is expected to receive a three-year deal worth at least $3m annually after successfully guiding his team to the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
The Wizards put together a 44-win regular season to reach the playoffs, and proceeded in shocking the Chicago Bulls in the opening round before testing the Indiana Pacers early on.
With young pieces in the likes of John Wall and Bradley Beal, it is widely recognised that the Wizards are a talented unit that could be a threat in the Eastern Conference in years to come as they continue to gain experience in the post-season.
As a result, the franchise appear to be ready to lock down Wittman to oversee that process, with owner Ted Leonsis insisting earlier this week that the current coach “deserves the opportunity to come back” after doing so well in the final year of his previous contract.
Leonsis added that they were already discussing the possibility of a new deal and appeared confident that an agreement would be reached, and it is understood that an official announcement will be made by the organisation in the coming days to confirm the news.
Nevertheless, should Wittman return next year, he will appreciate that the pressure will be on him and the team to meet higher expectations and he will want to continue to help develop the likes of Wall and Beal in order for them to become cornerstones of the franchise moving forward.