Fired as head coach of the Washington Wizards last April, Randy Wittman is returning to the NBA.
The 57-year-old is set to join the Orlando Magic as a coaching consultant on Frank Vogel's staff. The news was first reported by ESPN.
Wittman spent eight years with the Wizards as a coach. He was an assistant under Flip Saunders for four years before taking over as head coach from 2012 through 2016.
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The Wizards were successful under Wittman, who had previously struggled as head coach of the Cavaliers and Timberwolves. After two losing seasons to start, Wittman led the Wizards to three straight years of a .500 record or better. That included two playoff appearances and trips to the second round.
Wittman was terminated following a 41-41 record in the 2015-16 season. The Wizards replaced him with Scott Brooks, who signed a five-year deal and led them back to the playoffs in his first year.
Wittman had been out of the game for 2016-17 season, but the basketball lifer has now returned and ironically in the same division as the Wizards.
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