Mike Jarvis withdrew from consideration for the Wizards coaching vacancy, saying he couldn't come to a "mutual agreement" on a contract with Washington's president of basketball operations, Michael Jordan.
Jarvis will stay at St. John's, where he has led the Red Storm to a 53-17 record and two NCAA Tournament berths in two years.
"Unfortunately, we have not been able to come to a mutual agreement," Jarvis said in a statement released by the university. "I informed Michael Jordan of my desire to withdraw my name from consideration for the job."
The Washington Post reported that the length and financial terms of Jarvis' contract were the roadblocks. The paper said Jarvis was seeking a contract worth at least $3-million annually for at least five years.
SEALY DEATH: Funeral services for Timberwolves player Malik Sealy are tentatively planned for Friday at St. John's in New York, where Sealy starred in college. The viewing was tentatively planned for Thursday. Sealy, Minnesota's starting shooting guard, died early Saturday morning in a head-on collision on Highway 100 in St. Louis Park, a suburb of Minneapolis.
Meanwhile, the Minnesota state patrol arrested the man suspected of causing the head-on crash, Souksangouane Phengsene, 43, of Minneapolis. He was arrested on suspicion of criminal vehicular homicide, a crime that carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.
Phengsene remained at Hennepin County Medical Center, where he was being treated for serious injuries.
RATINGS: The Knicks' one-point victory against the Heat in Sunday's Game 7 of an Eastern Conference semifinal attracted NBC's largest playoff audience this season, an 8.7 overnight, or preliminary, rating and a 19 share.
CLIPPERS: Interim coach Jim Todd, who went 4-33 after Chris Ford was fired Feb. 3, was scratched as a candidate to coach the team on a permanent basis.
WNBA: Miami saigned forwards Jamie Cassidy and Tauja Catchings and guard Erica Jackson.