RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- President of Basketball Operations Ernie Grunfeld of Washington Wednesday signed a multi-year contract extension.
Team owner Abe Pollin made the announcement on the Wizards' Web site.
"Ernie has done an outstanding job in his tenure with the Wizards and is most deserving of this extension," Pollin said. "From his first day, Ernie has worked tirelessly to improve our team, and everything he has done has been with an eye toward our long term success. I'm proud of the direction our team is going, and with two consecutive playoff appearances behind us, our future looks extremely bright."
"I'm honored and flattered with Mr. Pollin's confidence and trust in what we've done," Grunfeld said from the site of Washington's training camp at Richmond, Va.
Grunfeld joined the organization on June 30, 2003.
This off-season, he added power forward Darius Songaila and small guard DeShawn Stevenson.