Randy Wittman served as an assistant coach for the Dallas Mavericks for one season in 1993-1994.
Wittman attended Indiana University where, under coach Bob Knight, he helped the Hoosiers capture the NCAA Championship in 1981. He was named Co-Big Ten Player-of-the-Year his senior season in 1983.
Drafted by the Washington Bullets in the first round of the 1983 NBA draft, the 6'3 guard was traded to the Atlanta Hawks prior to the season beginning. He played five seasons with the Hawks, along with stops in Sacramento (one year) and Indiana (three seasons) before retiring in 1992 with a 7.4 ppg average in 543 career appearances.
Immediately upon retirement he began his coaching career as an assistant with Indiana in 1992-1993. He joined the Mavericks for s single season in 1993-1994 before moving to Minnesota where he was an assistant from '94-'99.
Wittman's first head coaching opportunity came in the 1999 season when he took over the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was with the Cavs for two seasons before being fired and moving back to Minnesota where he spent another four seasons as an assistant with the Wolves.
In 2005, Wittman moved to the Orlando Magic where he was an assistant for one season. His next head coaching opportunity came on January 23, 2007 when he returned to the T-Wolves for the third time, this time as head coach replacing future Mavericks assistant Dwane Casey. He held that position for the rest of the '06-'07 season and was head coach the next year until being relieved of his duties on Deceber 8, 2008.
The Washington Wizards, the franchise that originally drafted Wittman out of college, offered him an assistant coaching position in 2009 and he was in his third season with the club when he was named head coach. He replaced Flip Saunders after the team began the season with a 2-15 record. He is still Washington's head coach.
Wittman was honored by his alma mater in 1995 when he was named to the Indiana University Hall of Fame.