- The Washington Times - Friday, October 31, 2003

Seen and heard last night at Air Canada Centre in Toronto:

HELLO, NEW JERSEY# — Before the game, Wizards coach Eddie Jordan talked about focusing on the job at hand, even though tonight he will get a visit from his former New Jersey team in the Wizards’ home opener.

Before he took the coaching job in Washington, Jordan spent four years as Byron Scott’s top assistant with the two-time Eastern Conference champion New Jersey Nets.

Jordan was diplomatic when asked about the significance of tonight’s game.

“I’m not ready to think about that,” he said. “I’m really involved in [the Toronto game.] But I can’t avoid it, and it pops up in my mind sometimes, but I’ve got to keep those feelings and those guys out of my mind and concentrate on this game.”

MELTING POT GUY — Toronto touts itself as being the most diverse city in the world, which makes this the perfect team for Jerome Moiso. Moiso, a 6-foot-10 reserve, was born in France; lived in Guadeloupe, West Indies; played in France; and is a member of the French national team.

John N. Mitchell


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