When a team with playoff aspirations gets off to a disappointing start, the scrutiny always seems to find its way to the head coach. Coach Randy Wittman likes to say that the NBA is “a results league” but with the Wizards (2-7) on a four-game losing streak, he hasn’t concerned himself with checking the temperature of his seat on the bench.

“That’s not a worry of mine,” Wittman said after Monday’s practice at Verizon Center.

Wittman is in the last year of his deal and owner Ted Leonsis has stated that he expects finally to see his team reach the postseason. And after the Wizards lost, 103-96, in overtime last Saturday to Cleveland, a person with knowledge of the situation said that Wittman’s job is not in danger. That could possibly change, however, if the team continues to struggle.

“That’s one thing I don’t like. At the end of the day, we’re the ones playing. You can’t throw that on coach,” Bradley Beal said of Wittman. “I mean, he’s making the strategy, he’s making subs, and it’s up to us to go out there and execute, play and have fun. I really dislike and hate when people throw all the scrutiny on coach, because he doesn’t deserve it. I mean, he’s doing his best job and it’s up to us be able to carry some of the weight and take some responsibility as well.”

On Tuesday, the Wizards will host the improved Minnesota Timberwolves (7-4), who are run by former Wizards coach Flip Saunders – the man Wittman replaced in January 2012 – and former Wizards executive Milt Newton. The next five games are against teams with losing records: Cleveland, Toronto, New York, the Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee.

In parts of seven seasons with Washington, Cleveland and Minnesota, Wittman has a career record of 147-291 (.336), which is the worst winning percentage of the 87 coaches with at least 400 career games. Wittman is 49-91 with the Wizards, but John Wall was among those who lobbied for him to get an extension after the 2011-12 season. Wall continues to support Wittman.