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Sports world pays tribute to late basketball coaching legend Morgan Wootten

Sports world pays tribute to late basketball coaching legend Morgan Wootten

Tuesday evening, longtime DeMatha basketball coach and D.C. legend Morgan Wootten, passed away at the age of 88.

Not lost on anyone is Wootten's influence across the DMV. Many D.C. sports teams, athletes and coaches across the country shared their condolences to social media Wednesday, including the Washington Nationals.

The Sports Junkies' Jason Bishop played under Coach Wootten and shared his thoughts on Wednesday's show.

Wizards and Capitals principal owner Ted Leonsis also weighed-in.

Maryland men's basketball head coach Mark Turgeon shared his condolences as well.

VCU's Mike Rhoades chimed in, too.

As did Villanova's Jay Wright and Michigan's Phil Martelli.

The effects of Coach Wootten was even felt up in Baltimore with the Ravens.

Coach Wootten will never be forgotten.

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Scott Brooks supports Bradley Beal after 'culture' comments, understands frustrations

Scott Brooks supports Bradley Beal after 'culture' comments, understands frustrations

The 14-28 Wizards are far from perfect, and they know that. But for Bradley Beal, who agreed to a 2-year, $72 million contract extension in October, he's not okay with losing, and his recent comments about a needed culture change made that perfectly clear.

"I don’t like losing, so it's going to keep blowing up for me until we start winning and changing our culture," Beal said following the Jan. 15 loss to the Chicago Bulls.

Hours after his postgame comments, Beal retweeted a quote by New Orleans Pelicans' J.J. Redick, that further emphasized his point.

Despite Beal's frustration, head coach Scott Brooks knows where he's coming from, and supports him as well.

“Yeah, you know, I talked to him and he’s on board with everything he does," Brooks said on The Sports Junkies Wednesday. "He even knows it’s probably the wrong choice of words that he used, he’s frustrated, he should be. We’ve lost some games that we probably should’ve won even with all of our injuries."

Despite the losses and injuries, Brooks knows his team looks to Beal as a leader.

"Frustration’s good," Brooks said. "It’s part of being on a team. It’s part of growing with a team. We’ve got a lot of young guys, so when a lot of young guys see that he’s frustrated that’s good. They need to see that."

Regarding players being more concerned about their pregame outfit than their team winning a game?

“The fit and all that stuff? I don’t really know. I thought he was talking about everyone wants to post their fitness workout," Brooks said.

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Take a look inside Dwight Howard's D.C. schoolhouse penthouse--listed at nearly $2.5 million

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Take a look inside Dwight Howard's D.C. schoolhouse penthouse--listed at nearly $2.5 million

Dwight Howard's multi-level, Washington, D.C. penthouse apartment located in a former schoolhouse building is up for sale--and it can be yours for nearly $2.5 million.

Built in 1893, the Pierce School building was transformed into apartments in 2012. Howard's over-10,000 square-foot loft features five bedrooms and four full bathrooms and is impeccably decorated.

Other notable features include a massage room, original hardwood flooring, exposed brick, open-air staircases, and an industrial level kitchen.

Here are a few photos from the Sotheby's listing.

There's just no way Howard's new L.A. pad can live up to his former D.C. penthouse.

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