Morning Look: Change Has Come to F Street
Yesterday's Wiz domination was about the most predictable result in NBA history. You fire your popular, longtime successful coach the day before a home game against a mediocre no-defense West Coast road tripping team, you're gonna win big.
Still, that felt like change worth believing in. It felt like something new and different in D.C. It felt like yes, we can possibly salvage some Internet traffic out of this Wizards season. And the feeling was universal.
"Now that we got Obama on the sideline with us now, we're going to ride with it," Caron Butler told Ivan and friends. "He's light-skinned. He has a law degree. He stands for change, he uses big words, he's new in the district and he's in control now, so shout-out to Obama. We won tonight, so we have hope."
Indeed, in his first two days on the job, Obama was the third major political figure I've heard Tapscott be compared to. At least one of the bright-eyed commenters on the Wizards Insider is already calling Tapscott "Chief Ramsey," for example.
But it doesn't get much better than the initial reaction of a well-respected sportswriting friend of mine. "Has anyone pointed out that the new Wiz coach looks like David Paterson, the blind, post-Spitzer New York governor?" he asked me on Monday. I was initially skeptical, but there's more resemblance than with Obama or Ramsey, that's for sure.
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