Washington Wizards

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Washington Wizards
2022–23 Washington Wizards season
Washington Wizards logo
HistoryChicago Packers
Chicago Zephyrs
Baltimore Bullets
Capital Bullets
Washington Bullets
Washington Wizards
ArenaCapital One Arena
LocationWashington, D.C.
Team colorsRed, navy blue, silver, white[4][5]
Main sponsorGEICO[6]
General managerTommy Sheppard
Head coachWes Unseld Jr.
OwnershipMonumental Sports & Entertainment
Affiliation(s)Capital City Go-Go
Championships1 (1978)
Conference titles4 (1971, 1975, 1978, 1979)
Division titles8 (1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1979, 2017)
Retired numbers5 (10, 11, 25, 41, 45)
Association jersey
Team colours
Icon jersey
Team colours
Statement jersey
Team colours

The Washington Wizards are an American professional basketball 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 his second 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. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 11, 2019. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  3. "NBA.com/Stats–Washington Wizards seasons". Stats.NBA.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Archived from the original on September 15, 2017. 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. "Monumental Sports & Entertainment Announces GEICO as First-Ever Jersey Patch Partner". WashingtonWizards.com (Press release). NBA Media Ventures, LLC. November 1, 2018. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  7. "NBA.com: NBA Finals: All-Time Champions". nba.com. Retrieved December 26, 2010.

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