- The Washington Times - Monday, November 13, 2006

Last night at Verizon Center


It seems players aren’t the only ones who place special emphasis on wanting to beat their former teams. Coaches feel the same way.

That’s what Wizards coach Eddie Jordan said before the loss to New Jersey. Jordan was an assistant coach in New Jersey when the Nets went to the NBA Finals in 2002 and 2003, when they lost to the Los Angeles Lakers and the San Antonio Spurs.

“I’ve got so many good memories of the guys in that locker room and the things we did,” Jordan said. “When you have guys over there that were there when you coached — guys like Jason Kidd — you still respect the organization.”

Kidd was his favorite player back then. But what about today?

“I love Jason, but I have to go with Gilbert [Arenas],” he said with a smile.


Vince Carter made a 3-pointer on a jumper as time expired in regulation.


5 Field goals made on five attempts in overtime for New Jersey. Two of those were 3-pointers for the Nets, who outscored the Wizards 18-6 in overtime.

John N. Mitchell

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