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Randy Wittman to miss Washington Wizards' next 2 games after brother's death

Wizards coach Randy Wittman will miss Washington's next two games because of the death of his brother.

The Wizards announced Sunday that assistant coach Don Newman will assume head-coaching responsibilities Monday against the Thunder and Wednesday against the Warriors.

Wittman's brother, Rick, died late Friday night in Indianapolis. Randy Wittman addressed his brother's death after Saturday's game against the Rockets, pausing to fight back tears.

"Tough day, but he was here," Wittman told reporters after Washington's 123-122 victory in Houston. "He watches every game in a La-Z-Boy, and he's up in heaven watching in a La-Z-Boy.