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Playoff #WittmanFace: ‘If you’re not nervous before a game, there’s something wrong with you’

Updated: April 25, 2014


[The day before the game, via]

Washington Wizards Coach Randy Wittman, per usual, spoke with the media prior to a big Game 3 versus the Chicago Bulls tonight in D.C. Watch the video below for Randy #WittmanFace on:

  • How his players will be able to worry about the game and nothing else.
  • What Marcin Gortat needs to do to play better.
  • What the home court means to his team tonight. (“Obviously a lot,” says Randy.)
  • If he was happy that his players didn’t get caught up in the physical hijinks at various points during Game 2.
  • How impressed he has been with Nene in his return.
  • How he would compare his nerves tonight as a coach to when he was in the same situation as a player. (“About the same … I always said that if you’re not nervous before a game, there’s something wrong with you,” Wittman said.)
  • What he thought of the heated exchange between Joakim Noah and Wizards security guy Jackie Miles at this morning’s shoot around.
  • If he has talked to his players about using the emotion from tonight’s home crowd in the right way.
  • How he assesses the situation with Drew Gooden and Al Harrington, who have played sparingly thus far.
  • If he sees Trevor Ariza matching up against D.J. Augustin again.

Randy Wittman’s Pre-Game Presser:


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