- The Washington Times - Monday, April 17, 2006

Last night at Verizon Center

SEEN AND HEARD

Perhaps no player had a bigger role in helping the Wizards break their five-game losing streak and reach the playoffs for a second consecutive season than Jackson Jordan, the 8-year-old son of Wizards coach Eddie Jordan.

Eddie Jordan, feeling the pressure of the team’s recent woes, spent the better part of Easter Sunday with Jackson at Verizon Center.

“It’s the 80th game of the season and what more can I say, what more can we write up on the board, what more can we talk about?” Jordan said. “The stress was just really, really intense and I said I just wanted to hang out with my son all day. We just hung around and he really took a lot of stress off of me to approach this game as a coach once 6 o’clock came around. I don’t know if I could have done it without him. He helped me out a lot to get a tough and important day for the franchise.”

QUOTABLE

“I thought you were hurt.”

— Eddie Jordan to Cleveland’s LeBron James early in the game. James was listed as doubtful (sprained ankle).

John N. Mitchell

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