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A lot of area basketball fans have to be happy and peeved at the same time right about now.
Happy because Maryland and Georgetown (or is it Georgetown and Maryland?) will be playing Sunday night.
Peeved because it's happening five states away.
The story line to be peddled for the next 48 hours or so will be how Maryland played Georgetown at the Hoyas' old home court at USAir Arena, how Georgetown never returned the home game, how Maryland had a ton of fans at that Hoyas "home" game in 1993 ...
And that's nice, but the reality of this situation is that once Sunday comes and goes, three of the schools' last four meetings will have been played in Philadelphia, Anaheim, Calif., and Orlando, Fla.
Anyway, it should be fun seeing DaJuan Summers, Greivis Vasquez, Greg Monroe, Eric Hayes, Austin Freeman, Landon Milbourne and a bunch more on the floor at the same time.
And it'll be interesting to see how much bragging occurs between the two local fan bases as a result of Sunday's outcome.
TWT FIVE » CANNED COACHES
Coaches get fired all the time, but here's a list of the five worst occurrences from the past year or so:
1. Eddie Jordan; One minute he and his wife are handing out food to charity, the next he's getting the ax from the Wizards just before Thanksgiving.
2. Willie Randolph; Fly out to West Coast. Win game. Get fired at midnight — 3 a.m. back in New York.
3. Scott Skiles; Bulls weren't playing up to expectations last season, but he's worth a mention because he was fired on Christmas.
4. Glen Hanlon; Same as Skiles, but replace Bulls with Capitals and Christmas with Thanksgiving.
5. Lane Kiffin; Al Davis (on phone): "You're fired. We're not paying you." Good grief.