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Randy Wittman

Coach from United States of America

Randy Wittman Randy Scott Wittman (born October 28, 1959) is the current head coach for the National Basketball Association's Washington Wizards. He is also a retired American basketball player at the guard position and former coach of the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves. 6'6" Wittman played college basketball from 1979–1983 for Bob Knight and the Indiana University Hoosiers. The 1979-80 Hoosiers, led by Isiah Thomas, won the Big Ten championship and advanced to the 1980 Sweet Sixteen. The following season, in 1980-81, the Hoosiers once again won a conference title and won the 1981 NCAA tournament, the school's fourth national title. In 1982–1983, with the leadership of Wittman, the No. 1 ranked Hoosiers were favorites to win another national championship. However with an injury to star player Ted Kitchel mid-season, the Hoosiers' prospects were grim. Knight asked for fan support to rally around the team and, despite long odds, the team ultimately won the Big Ten title. Nevertheless in the tournament Kitchel's absence was felt and the team lost to Kentucky in the 1983 Sweet Sixteen. Wittman was named the Big Ten Player of the Year and a consensus second team All-American in  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1959-10-28
Place of birth
Indianapolis
Nationality
United States of America
Profession
Coach

Education

Institution From To
Ben Davis High School
Indiana University
Indiana University Bloomington

Athlete facts

Sports
Basketball

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