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Team: Washington Wizards
Home Games: Capital One Arena
Coach: Scott Brooks
National Championships: 1 (1978)
All-Time Greats: Wes Unseld, Elvin Hayes, Gus Johnson, Walt Bellamy, Brendan Haywood, Tom Gugliotta, Rex Chapman
Washington Wizards Playoff TicketsThe history of the Washington Wizards is hard to keep up with, but it is an interesting tale of highs and lows. The team actually started in 1961 as the Chicago Packers. The Washington Wizards basketball team would not end up in the metro DC area until 1973 after spending 10 years in Baltimore. During the early days in the District of Columbia, the team was called the Washington Bullets. It is under this name that the team would go on to accomplish great things in basketball, including an NBA title over the Seattle SuperSonics. The team had a mediocre presence in the ‘80s and early ‘90s. By the mid-’90s, however, the team began to turn around. The team changed its name to the Washington Wizards in 1997. Since 2014, Wizards have advanced to four out of the past six postseasons. Good things are happening with the Washington Wizards playoff history as of late. Grab your Washington Wizards playoff tickets at StubHub.
How many Washington Wizards playoff series have led to championships?While named the Washington Wizards, the team has earned eight playoff berths out of 22 seasons. Unfortunately, none of these playoff performances have led to a conference or NBA championship. In fact, the team has not even made it to a conference championship finals as the Washington Wizards. However, with a rather large uptick in playoff appearances in the past six years, the tides may be turning for Wizards basketball.
Who is the Washington Wizards head coach?Scott Brooks has been the head coach for the Washington Wizards since 2016. He was hired for a minimum of five years. Before the Wizards, he was the head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder from 2008 to 2015. During his time with the Wizards, he has led the team to two playoffs thus far.
Who are some of the most notable former players for the Washington Wizards?Many of the franchise's greatest players actually played when the team was called the Bullets or the Packers. These legends include Wes Unseld, Elvin Hayes, Gus Johnson, Rex Chapman, Calbert Cheaney, Tom Gugliotta and Walt Bellamy. However, the latter-day Wizards are far from lacking equally impressive players. Their best competitors are Brendan Haywood, Michael Jordan, Moses Malone, John Wall and Richard Hamilton. After leaving the Chicago Bulls, Michael Jordan was both a player for the Wizards and a personnel adviser for team picks. His advisory position led to much controversy over the years.
Which teams have the Washington Wizards team played the most during playoffs?Despite the Washington Wizards' playoff history being quite limited, they have played several of the same teams repeatedly in the postseason. Some of their most common foes include the Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors.
Which NBA team is the Washington Wizards' biggest rival?The biggest and most well-established rivalry of the Washington Wizards is the Cleveland Cavaliers. During the height of LeBron James Mania, the Cavaliers beat and eliminated the Wizards from the playoffs for three consecutive years from 2006 to 2008. It is believed by some Wizards fans that these defeats led to a curse preventing the team from making another appearance in the playoffs. While that "curse" was broken when Washington made the 2014 postseason, the team has yet to make it to the Eastern Conference finals since the Wizards name change. The Wizards were one game away from qualifying for the conference finals in 2017, but they lost game seven of the Conference Semifinals to the Celtics.
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