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Hornets' 56 wins net big one for Scott: coach of year honors

Updated: April 29, 2008, 8:11 PM ET
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NEW ORLEANS -- When Chris Paul arrived for a workout before the 2005 NBA draft, Byron Scott took him to lunch and said the Hornets wanted the point guard if he was still available at the fourth pick.

Utah, which also needed a guard, picked ahead of New Orleans but went with Deron Williams. So Scott got his man, built his team around him, and Tuesday wore a wide grin as he glanced down at the Red Auerbach Trophy in his hands.

Scott was voted the NBA Coach of the Year by a wide margin ...

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