It shouldn’t come as any surprise that Grunfeld was fired.
In another, more conventional organization, this would have happened long ago.
The Wizards under Grunfeld have missed the playoffs as often as they have made them; they’ve never made a conference finals; they’ve never won 50 games.
At its very best, Washington has been an above-average team, but through two rebuilds and two overextended attempts at contention, Grunfeld endured; of active lead executives, only R.C. Buford, Danny Ainge, and Pat Riley have held their positions longer: