In 2009 training camp, Flip Saunders gave his Washington Wizards hats and t-shirts emblazoned with the slogan “Our Time.”
In 2010, “Back to Basics” was the training camp tagline of choice.
Prior to a lockout-shortened season in late-2011, Saunders balked at tying words to an abbreviated camp. Instead, he handed out a Wizards logo hard hat at the end of practices. Later in the season, gold coins with “Game Changer” on them. Yes, It’s true.
Randy Wittman, before his first season as Wizards head coach, was asked about a slogan for this year’s training camp on Wednesday.
“You know, I’m kind of old school,” he said with a shrug of the shoulders. So old school that the first slogan which crossed his mind arose from the depths of 1979.
“‘We are fam-i-ly’ … I don’t know if you guys remember the Pittsburgh Pirates…”