UPDATE: Wizards owner Ted Leonsis confirms it on his website.
This is amazing, if true. And yet, not at all surprising. Reportedly, Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis plans to retain General Manager Ernie Grunfeld. In fact, Leonsis refused to interview alternatives and negotiated only with Grunfeld. Those negotiations will yield a contract keeping Grunfeld in Washington through the 2013-14 season. He has been Washington's GM since 2003, when the late Abe Pollin hired him to fix a terrible and broken basketball team. , formerly of the Portland Trail Blazers, was/is available and I would have hired him instead.