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Cavs' Scott can relate to Vaughn

CINCINNATI — Perhaps no coach in the NBA better understands the situation Jacque Vaughn inherited with the Magic than the Cavaliers' Byron Scott.

Scott was hired as Cleveland's coach on July 1, 2010, one week before LeBron James announced he would leave the Cavaliers and join the Heat via free agency. Vaughn became Orlando's coach about two weeks before the Magic sent its franchise player, Dwight Howard, to the Lakers.

Before the Magic faced the Cavaliers at U.S. Bank Arena on Monday, Scott predicted Vaughn will benefit from having no ties to Howard.

"I know LeBron from a personal standpoint from being around him, but I had no attachment," Scott recalled. "And same thing with Jacque: He's coming into a new situation where he has no attachment to Dwight Howard.

"So for him it'll probably be easier to just kind of move on. For the city, it's a little bit more difficult. For the organization, it's a little bit more difficult as well. … When you lose a franchise player like that, it's not one of those overnight successes. It's not going to happen in a year. It's going to take a little bit of time, but you've got to just stick with the process and don't defer from it."

KINGS: The team announced a multiyear naming rights deal with Sleep Train Mattress Centers. The Sacramento arena was Power Balance Pavilion but that company filed for bankruptcy.

MAVERICKS: Forward Dirk Nowitzki missed the preseason game against the Rockets. Dallas coach Rick Carlisle did not say whether Nowitzki is still bothered by a right knee which has been drained twice over the past month.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Cavs' Scott can relate to Vaughn 10/15/12 [Last modified: Monday, October 15, 2012 8:56pm]
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