Washington Wizards

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Washington Wizards
2019–20 Washington Wizards season
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ConferenceEastern
DivisionSoutheast
Founded1961
HistoryChicago Packers
1961–1962
Chicago Zephyrs
1962–1963
Baltimore Bullets
1963–1973
Capital Bullets
1973–1974
Washington Bullets
1974–1997
Washington Wizards
1997–present[1][2][3]
ArenaCapital One Arena
LocationWashington, D.C.
Team colorsRed, navy blue, silver, white[4][5]
                   
Main sponsorGEICO[6]
General managerTommy Sheppard
Head coachScott Brooks
OwnershipMonumental Sports & Entertainment
Affiliation(s)Capital City Go-Go
Championships1 (1978)
Conference titles4 (1971, 1975, 1978, 1979)
Division titles7 (1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1979, 2017)
Retired numbers5 (10, 11, 25, 41, 45)
Websitewww.nba.com/wizards
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The Washington Wizards are a team in the National Basketball Association (NBA) in Washington, D.C. at the Verizon Center. They were known as the Washington Bullets from 1974–1997 and were formed as the Chicago Packers in 1961. Michael Jordan came out of retirement to play with the Washington Wizards from 2001–02 and was the Wizards' president of basketball operations from 2001 - 2003 until he was fired by Wizards' majority owner Abe Pollin.

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The team won an NBA Championship in 1978 over the Seattle SuperSonics. Wes Unseld was the Most Valuable Player of the NBA Finals.[7]

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  1. "Wizards History". WashingtonWizards.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  2. "History: Team by Team" (PDF). 2018-19 Official NBA Guide. NBA Properties, Inc. October 8, 2018. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  3. "NBA.com/Stats–Washington Wizards seasons". Stats.NBA.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  4. "Wizards Unveil New Logos and Uniforms". WashingtonWizards.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. May 10, 2011. Retrieved June 2, 2016. The Washington Wizards unveiled the team's updated look featuring a red, white and blue color scheme today during a special event on the Verizon Center practice court.
  5. "Washington Wizards Reproduction and Usage Guideline Sheet". NBA Properties, Inc. Retrieved December 22, 2017.
  6. NBA Media Ventures, LLC (November 1, 2018). "Monumental Sports & Entertainment Announces GEICO as First-Ever Jersey Patch Partner". Press release. https://www.nba.com/wizards/monumental-sports-entertainment-announces-geico-first-ever-jersey-patch-partner. Retrieved November 3, 2018. 
  7. "NBA.com: NBA Finals: All-Time Champions". nba.com. Retrieved December 26, 2010.

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