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Wizards fire Jordan after 1-10 start; Tapscott named as interim coach

Updated: November 24, 2008, 7:59 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Even without Gilbert Arenas and another injured starter, the Washington Wizards never imagined they would be as bad as the franchise ever has been.

So after opening 1-10 to match the worst start in team history, the Wizards fired coach Eddie Jordan and his top assistant Monday and gave director of player development Ed Tapscott his first NBA head coaching job.

"That's an unacceptable record, obviously," team president Ernie Grunfeld said. "We thought the change needed ...

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