#Comcast Dumps Longtime #Wizards Color Analyst #PhilChenier! #NBA #NBAPlayoffs @CSNWizards
Phil Chenier & Steve Buckhantz [Photo Courtesy: Washington Post]
The Washington Wizards have been a disappointing basketball team for a very long time. Since the Washington Bullets changed their name to the Washington Wizards in 1997, the Wizards have been to the NBA playoffs 6 times
. Six playoff appearances in 20 years is less than average, in my opinion. Phil Chenier played for the Washington Bullets from 1971 to 1979, and was named to 3 NBA All Star teams. So Phil Chenier has history in the Washington DC metropolitan area, what we call “street cred.” Phil Chenier was the Washington Wizards color analyst for 30 years, and for many of those years, the Wizards were mediocre at best. Now, we finally have a good head coach and a really good staring lineup. John Wall has matured into a leadership role, and has lead this team to 50 wins! For the first time in decades, the Washington Wizards have a good chance to advance past the first round of the NBA playoffs, and Phil Chenier has to do his job with a heavy heart. Why? Comcast has chosen to drop Phil Chenier
, by not renewing his contract. Why? They want a “fresh voice,” according to reports
. Washington Wizards owner Ted Leonsis
gave the classic corporate excuse “we have decided to go in a different direction.” A “fresh voice” means they want someone younger, in my opinion. Phil Chenier is 66 years old, and even though he has aged very well, media corporations like to capture that “young demographic.” What a shame. I hope public pressure will cause them to “reconsider” their decision. Phil Chenier is a class act and an excellent role model. He is a family man who lives in the area. I have never heard one report about Phil Chenier bringing shame to the Washington Wizards organization or his family.
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