Poor finish, high expectations led to exit

Updated: May 8, 2004, 8:26 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW ORLEANS -- Tim Floyd's second chance as an NBA head coach ended after just one disappointing season.


New Orleans fired Floyd on Friday, days after the Hornets were knocked out in the first round of the playoffs by the Miami Heat.

"We thank Tim for his hard work, but we are in a bottom-line business," owner George Shinn said at a news conference. "He is a good person. He's going to live in this community. He loves New Orleans. This is tough. But I have a ...

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