Don't blame Kwame for Wizards' failures

Point the finger at impatience, particularly Doug Collins', for another season of Wizards failure.

Updated: April 6, 2003, 11:11 AM ET
By Tom Friend | ESPN the Magazine

Same obit, different year.

The Washington Wizards won't play in May again, and please stop blaming this mess on Kwame Brown. The Wizards are the most impatient franchise in the NBA, have been for 15 years and even Michael Jordan could not overcome their culture of losing.

It's clear now that the Jordan era in D.C. will end the same way the Mitch Richmond era ended, the same way the Rod Strickland era ended, the same way every Wizard era ends -- in the lottery with their fingers crossed. ...

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