In the first year at Baltimore, the team came 4th amongst 5 teams of Western Division. The team reached the finals four times but couldn't win the championship. The then coach Dick Motta coined the famous phrase? The opera ain't over?til the fat lady sings!? The Bullets smashed the Seattle SuperSonics in seven games with this statement as their slogan. They won the championship that year. It was the first time that any professional sports trophy was brought to Washington D.C. in 36 years. Even with future hall of famers in their team, like Wes Unseld and Elvin Hayes, a spell of bad games followed. At that time, even cheap Wizard tickets weren't being grabbed by the fans.