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With Cheeks jettisoned, Nash is on hot seat

Updated: March 4, 2005, 8:51 AM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

You undoubtedly clicked here for names in the wake of Mo Cheeks' firing in Portland, and we have one for you.

Not Flip Saunders.

Not Phil Jackson.

Try John Nash.

Saunders and Jackson figure to be high on the list of coaches Portland pursues this offseason to replace the deposed Cheeks, but our focus shifts now to the Blazers' general manager. That's because you hear it over and over these days: Nash doesn't have any more job security than Cheeks had as a lame duck.

Word was ...

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