Updated: July 16, 2003, 8:29 AM ETBy By Terry Brown | NBA Insider
New Jersey Nets: Byron Scott is in the last year of a four-year deal as head coach of the Nets and the N.Y. Daily News is reporting that he feels just fine going about it without the contract extension he had earlier been requesting. The paper says that part of the hold up may stem from the amount Scott is seeking while also mentioning the fact that several sources have reported a rift between Scott and the players, including star point guard Jason Kidd. Atlanta Hawks: The Hawks may finally have a new boss. "We're coming up there hoping to tie a bow on it," David McDavid told the Atlanta Journal Constitution of his deal with AOL Time Warner. "I'm from the old school. A deal's not done until it's done; anything can blow up until everybody has signed the line, but I'm sitting here thinking it's practically a done deal. We hope to leave there with a deal done [tonight] or Thursday. . . . We're not coming up there just to visit Atlanta, put it that way." The deal was thought to have been done by now but a few obstacles remained in the way. McDavid, however, said that those had been eliminated and the team was preparing to move on under his ownership.