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Don't buy Nets' selling job

Updated: January 27, 2004, 5:28 PM ET
By David Aldridge | Special to ESPN.com

Byron Scott deserved better than this.

I'm not saying he shouldn't have been fired. That's what happens to coaches. Fifty-one weeks ago, Bill Callahan was getting ready to coach the Raiders in Super XXXVII; now, he's studying three-deep charts in Lincoln. Grady Little was four outs away from delivering the Red Sox to the World Series. He got shown the door. Rick Carlisle; well, do we really need to go into Rick Carlisle?

But if it had to happen to Scott, it should have been last summer.

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