Wizards quickly losing their magic

Updated: April 18, 2003, 10:07 AM ET
By Chad Ford
One day after Jerry Stackhouse took a shot at Michael Jordan's leadership on the floor, coach Doug Collins fired a few shots of his own at MJ's teammates.

Collins told the Washington Post that he'd been "disrespected" by some of the players on his team, claiming the level of disrespect was "insidious."

"I've had guys in that locker room curse at me this year, show no respect," said Collins. "Michael [Jordan] stepped in and said, 'Don't treat Coach that way.' Michael has the ultimate respect for a coach."

Chad Ford

ESPN Senior Writer