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Hornets fire Scott, name Bower coach

Updated: November 13, 2009, 9:10 AM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

After nearly losing his job following last season's first-round exit in the playoffs, Byron Scott's coaching tenure with the New Orleans Hornets lasted only nine more games.

The Hornets on Thursday responded to their 3-6 start -- and a limp effort on national television in Wednesday's 20-point loss to Phoenix -- by firing Scott and replacing him with general manager Jeff Bower.

The firing is the second major move that the Hornets have made since the end of last season ...

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