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Saunders has deal to coach Wizards

Updated: April 14, 2009, 2:02 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

WASHINGTON -- Flip Saunders has reached an agreement to become the new coach of the Washington Wizards next season, according to multiple reports.

Wizards owner Abe Pollin has approved the hiring of Saunders, the choice of president of basketball operations Ernie Grunfeld to succeed interim coach Ed Tapscott, a league executive told The Associated Press.

The executive spoke on condition of anonymity because the season has not ended and the Wizards are not yet prepared to make ...

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