Cultural ChangePosted on February 10, 2013 by Ted Leonsis
Thank you for noticing this change in team culture as a part of our rebuilding process. Click here to
read this article. There is nothing "cute" about playing against the
Wizards now – eight straight teams have failed to score at least 100 points
against the Wizards.
As noted before, becoming
a team that is very hard to play against and building a team that can win
at home are two big deliverables of a franchise. Playing tough and committed
defense and always working hard as a team, go a long way to building
respectability and becoming a productive and winning team in the NBA.
The Wizards are now one
of the best defensive teams in the NBA. Just check the stats. The team has
high character, is very coachable, and truly cares about the community and the
fan base. If you play hard and you are rugged and rebound and play
defense, you can be in every game. This is a main reason we lost so many close
games when we were so shorthanded due to injuries. Now that we are close to
full strength, because the team's foundation is built on defense and hard work,
close losses have turned into wins and some wins by big margins. The team
is playing better than 500 ball now and has regained respectability.