- The Washington Times - Monday, January 26, 2004

Seen and heard last night at MCI Center:

NOT TOUCHING THAT — Here’s the response Wizards coach Eddie Jordan gave about the firing of New Jersey Nets coach Byron Scott yesterday afternoon.

“My one comment is no comment,” Jordan said.

Jordan was the top assistant for the Nets last season, and there had been speculation he eventually would have been promoted to the top spot had he stayed.

Jordan was on the bench in New Jersey for four seasons, the last two ending in trips to the finals, where the Nets lost to the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio.

Scott was replaced by his top assistant, Lawrence Frank.

GOOD CALL — Give Wizards broadcaster Steve Buckhantz credit for catching one of the biggest Freudian slips in the history of sports public relations.

While scouring Portland’s pregame notes for any little tidbit that will help the broadcast, Buckhantz noted that, according to the notes, the Blazers “acquitted” forward Darius Miles from the Cleveland Cavaliers.

This isn’t a reflection on Miles, who has a clean record. But the Blazers have had so many guys found guilty of something that legal terms are probably always on everyone’s mind out there.

SEE THE SUNS OR BUCKS — Fans who elected to skip the game because of inclement weather will have the option of exchanging their tickets for either the Jan. 30 game vs. Phoenix or the game on Feb. 22 against Milwaukee.

10 MORE DAYS — As expected, the Wizards signed forward Torraye Braggs to another 10-day contract. If they want to keep him longer, they will have to sign him for the rest of the season.

John N. Mitchell

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