Saturday , Jul , 15 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Wizards extend Jordan’s contract

Washington, DC (Sports Network) – The Washington Wizards announced on
Saturday that the club has extended the contract of head coach Eddie Jordan.
Per team policy, terms of the extension were not disclosed.

“I’m very grateful to (Wizards chairman Abe Pollin) and the Washington Wizards
organization,” said Jordan. “I’m proud of the steps that we have taken as an
organization to bring a championship to Washington. Our recent success is the
beginning of our collective effort to win an NBA Championship, and I’m
extremely grateful to the organization, the fans and the city for their
support.”

After posting a 25-57 record in his first season with Washington, Jordan led
the Wizards to a 20-game improvement in the 2004-05 campaign that also
included a first round series win over the Chicago Bulls.

Although Washington struggled at times this past season on the way to a 42-40
mark and were eliminated in the first round by Cleveland, it marked the
franchise’s first back-to-back postseason appearances since 1987 and 1988.

“Eddie has done a very good job in leading our team to the playoffs over the
past two seasons,” said Washington president of basketball operations Ernie
Grunfeld. “We have a very young and talented team that has made great strides
under Eddie’s leadership. This contract extension will provide our team with
the kind of continuity and stability that we will need to have continued
success in the future.”

Including a brief stint with the Sacramento Kings, Jordan owns a record of
145-198 as a NBA head coach.

WAS