No, this isn’t a joke … although, with the season going the way it is, you’d think it might be.
But really, what’s the harm in Flip Saunders & Co. using one play selected from a pool of civilian submissions. At this point, it can’t hurt. Right?
The details of the contest, via ESPN, are below … and more can be found by following the link at the bottom. (However, this will take you to an ESPN Insider page, so you might need an account).
The contest says it will be an inbounds play, but doesn’t really indicate if the play will be an ‘Out-Under’ (an inbounds play from the baseline under the basket) or a ‘Side-Out’ (an inbounds play from the sideline), so I guess you’ll have to use whichever one floats your boat.
They will start accepting entries after 5:00PM EST today, December 16th, and all entries are due by 5:00PM EST on Wednesday December 23rd.
So, uhhh … Good luck!
Contest: Design a play for the Wizards
Think you’ve got what it takes to coach the Wizards? Heres your chance.
Put your advanced knowledge to good use and coach the Washington Wizards. At least for one play. Really. Send ESPN your best inbounds play by Wed. Dec. 23, via email, fax or snail mail, and our crack panel of experts will choose the best one, which the Wizards will try to use during a game. So nows your chance to prove it when you yell at the TV, “I can do better than that!”
ENTER via …
Snail Mail: 19 E. 34 St., 7th flr, New York, NY, 10016
ATTN: Otto Strong
Please be sure to include the subject line “Inbounds” on any submissions.