Updated: June 27, 2003, 11:24 AM ETBy By Terry Brown | NBA Insider
Washington Wizards: Not only is Jerry Stackhouse not going to opt out of his contract with the Wizards, he's going to extend it as soon as possible. "I'm ecstatic about it," said Stackhouse in the Washington Post. "They stepped up in a situation where there really was no market [in free agency]. They wanted me to be the forefront and focus of the team. This is a great situation to be in, a situation I've really never felt in my career." Washington owner Abe Polin has also made it clear he intends on hiring Milwaukee GM Ernie Grunfeld just as soon as the Bucks release him from the final year of his contract.