WASHINGTON (AP) -The Washington Wizards picked up a one-year option for coach Eddie Jordan on Monday, keeping him under contract through the 2009-10 season.
Jordan is the Wizards' most successful coach since the 1980s, leading the team to four consecutive playoff appearances. He is the Eastern Conference's longest tenured coach and is third in the NBA behind Jerry Sloan of the Utah Jazz and Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs.
``Eddie has done an outstanding job and has been instrumental in making us a perennial playoff team,'' team president Ernie Grunfeld said.
Jordan's record over five Wizards seasons is 196-214, but that includes a rebuilding 25-57 mark in his first year. Since then, he is 171-157.
A Washington, D.C., native, Jordan is entering the second season of a three-year, $12 million extension. The team held an option for the third year.
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