Wizards coach Randy Wittman took his fine from the NBA on the chin.
He has to pay $20,000 to the league for a remark he made after his team's home-opening loss to the Philadelphia 76ers at Verizon Center. They'd blown a double-digit lead and allowed a whopping 74 points in the paint.
Instead of a prepared statement, Wittman addressed it after practice Tuesday.
"It's a situation where, one, I'm not proud of. You guys know me. Very passionate about my team, about how we play, the players individually," Wittman said. "There was a situation there I'm embarrassed by it and how it came out. Not (with) the message. The message that I want to portray is the one I wanted, it got out but in the wrong way.
"I got to do a better job of controlling a situation like that. That's on me. You move forward from that. Not one you're real proud of."