TORONTO -- Add Paul Pierce to the long list of veterans -- Andre Miller, Al Harrington, Drew Gooden and Trevor Ariza -- who trumpet the game-plan preparation of coach Randy Wittman especially come
Al Harrington is calling it a career.
After 16 seasons in the NBA, Harrington announced his retirement on Wednesday.
A little more than a year ago, the words from Al Harrington, who played for the Wizards at this time, resonate.
Three losses in a row isn't as big of a deal for the Wizards as is losing for the eight time in 10 games after Sunday's 106-89 letdown to the Detroit Pistons.
No matter how unrealistic some might find Paul Pierce for believing that the Wizards could compete for a championship before coming here, he has them convinced them that they can.