WASHINGTON (AP) _ Gar Heard was fired Saturday night as coach of the Washington Wizards, the team's first major move since Michael Jordan became head of basketball operations.

Heard was fired after the Wizards' 103-98 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Washington is 14-30 and in last place in the Atlantic Division.

Rod Higgins, an assistant with the Golden State Warriors and a former teammate of Jordan, will be the new coach.