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Susan O’Malley (LAW ’07) became the first female executive of the NBA when she was appointed president of the Washington Wizards in 1991 at 29 years old.

Q&A: Former Wizards President Reflects on Career in Sports Industry

Despite the challenges that women continually face in the male-dominated sports industry, former Washington Wizards President Susan O’Malley (LAW ’07) has seen drastic improvements since leaving the industry in 2007. At 29 years old, O’Malley became the National Basketball Association’s first female executive when she was appointed president of the[Read More…]

by March 16, 2018 1 comment Sports, Sports - Top
COUTURE: Offseason Shakes Up NBA

COUTURE: Offseason Shakes Up NBA

In the wake of a dynamic offseason, the forecasted playoff outlook in each conference is murky at best. While powerhouses like the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers are certain mainstays, a host of newly revamped teams will compete against declining superstar teams for the remaining spots. With this[Read More…]

by September 16, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
RAAB: Wizards Need Big Signings

RAAB: Wizards Need Big Signings

This summer will be a transformative one for the Washington Wizards. Whether that transformation is positive or negative will depend on the choices of a front office that is at its biggest crossroads since the waning years of Gilbert Arenas and the arrival of point guard John Wall. Cap space[Read More…]

by April 22, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
IPPOLITO: Wizards Could Successfully Recruit Durant

IPPOLITO: Wizards Could Successfully Recruit Durant

Ah, the folly of courtship. Love makes people do crazy things, but fervor and passion take already crazed sports fans and put them into a new gear. Forgive me for being a tad hyperbolic. After all, no fan ran onto the court wearing a shirt that said, “Come Home” as[Read More…]

by November 13, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
RAAB: DC Teams Encounter Challenges

RAAB: DC Teams Encounter Challenges

For both the Wizards and the Capitals, early experience made it clear that the teams will need to confront the same problems that have plagued them throughout the regular season in order to make a mark on the upcoming post-seasons. While both clubs find themselves in competitive series with beatable[Read More…]

by April 21, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
RAAB: Wizards’ Struggles Continue

RAAB: Wizards’ Struggles Continue

The month of February has been an unmitigated disaster for the Washington Wizards. Since Jan. 19, the team has plunged from a 29-13 record and a top-three spot in the NBA’s Eastern Conference to a 34-26 record that leaves them in fifth place. In February alone, the Wizards lost nine[Read More…]

by March 3, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
FIEGE: East Opens Up for Cavaliers

FIEGE: East Opens Up for Cavaliers

When the Cleveland Cavaliers arranged for their blockbuster signings this past offseason, they had their doubters. Trading their No. 1 overall draft pick, Andrew Wiggins, for All-Star forward Kevin Love opened the door for comparisons to the Charlotte Hornets trading Kobe Bryant for Vlade Divac in 1996. Successfully courting LeBron[Read More…]

by March 3, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

SANTAMARIA: John Wall Blossoming Into Star

In a recent interview with Mike Wise for ESPN, John Wall illuminated the turbulent past that plagues many NBA players. “Where would you be if the NBA never worked out for you?” Wise asked. “I’d probably be in the streets or in jail. … I was going down the same[Read More…]

by February 13, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

RAAB: Wizards Face Mid-Season Dip

The Washington Wizards are treading water. A glance at the schedule tells an unsettling story: a successful 12-4 December was followed by a mediocre 9-8 January and a 1-3 record in February, leaving the Wizards with a 10-11 overall record in 2015. The Wizards, who were once in the conversation[Read More…]

by February 10, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
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Forward Otto Porter is averaging eight points a game this season for the Washington Wizards. He is shooting 51.1% from the field.

Porter Looks To Continue Success

On Saturday, seven hours after Georgetown basketball tips off the season against St. Francis Brooklyn at Verizon Center, Otto Porter will take to the same court as a Washington Wizard. That was not something that could be said with any certainty a year ago. In his first year in the[Read More…]

by November 14, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top