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Wizards coach fined $20K for profane language

Monday - 11/4/2013, 4:28pm  ET

Washington Wizards coach Randy Wittman protests a penalty call against the team, after they fouled a Miami Heat player during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Miami, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. Bradley Beal walks past. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

WASHINGTON -- Washington Wizards coach Randy Wittman has been fined $20,000 by the NBA for using profane language during a postgame news conference.

Wittman swore while discussing the Wizards' 109-102 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday.

The coach was particularly upset with his players' defensive effort in the game. Among his comments: "You've got to respect the game, your opponent. ... Everything you get is 'No, we're OK.' We're not OK. We're 0-2. We're not OK."

The Wizards have since dropped to 0-3. They play the 76ers again on Wednesday.

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