Franchise History

Years Lg Team Name
1998-2020 NBA Washington Wizards
1975-97 NBA Washington Bullets
1974 NBA Capital Bullets
1964-73 NBA Baltimore Bullets
1963 NBA Chicago Zephyrs
1962 NBA Chicago Packers

Top Seasons

Year Record Result
2017 49-33 Lost Conference Semifinals
1979 54-28 Lost NBA Finals
1978 44-38 Won NBA Finals
1975 60-22 Lost NBA Finals
1971 42-40 Lost NBA Finals

Recent Seasons

Year Record Result
2020 25-47 Missed Playoffs
2019 32-50 Missed Playoffs
2018 43-39 Lost First Round
2017 49-33 Lost Conference Semifinals
2016 41-41 Missed Playoffs

1st Round Draft Picks

Year Rd/Pick Player
2020 1 / 9 Deni Avdija SF
2019 1 / 9 Rui Hachimura PF
2018 1 / 15 Troy Brown Jr. SF
2015 1 / 19 Jerian Grant PG
2013 1 / 3 Otto Porter

Longest Serving GM's

Tenure Years General Manager
1974-90 17 Bob Ferry
2004-20 17 Ernie Grunfeld
1991-96 6 John Nash
1969-73 5 Jerry Sachs
1997-01 5 Wes Unseld

Principal Owners

Tenure Years Owner
2011-20 10 Ted Leonsis
1964-68 5 Arnie Heft
1964-68 5 Earl Foreman
1964-10 47 Abe Pollin
1962-63 2 Dave Trager
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