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Cavs' Paxson Could Be on The Way Out

Wednesday, April 6, 2005; Page D04

After the Cavaliers' 110-80 loss to the Nets last night, their eighth loss in 12 games, there was a broadcast report that GM Jim Paxson soon would go the way of Paul Silas and be fired. Silas was replaced as coach nearly three weeks ago.

"I don't think it makes sense to comment on the truth or inaccuracy of rumors related to key positions in our organization," Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert responded in a statement released by the team.

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Before that, star F LeBron James was upset with Cleveland's worst home loss since a 35-point blowout by the Knicks on March 20, 2001.

"There's no reason we should be losing like this on our home court," James said after Cleveland dropped to 27-11 at home this season.

• SPURS GRAB ROBINSON: F Glenn Robinson signed a free agent contract with the Spurs.

The former all-star, who hasn't played in more than a year because of injuries, was cut by the Hornets in early March. The Hornets acquired him in a late February trade with the 76ers.

Terms of the contract, announced late Monday, were not released.

• DIVAC ACTIVATED: The Lakers placed C Chris Mihm on the injured list because of a sprained right ankle and activated C Vlade Divac.

Divac had been on the injured list since Dec. 22, and underwent microsurgery Jan. 6 to repair a herniated disk in his back. He was first injured during an offseason workout.

• SURGERY FOR VAUGHN: Nets G Jacque Vaughn had surgery to repair a broken bone in his right foot.

• BULLS MAKE A MOVE: The Bulls placed rookie F Luol Deng (wrist) on the injured list and activated rookie C Jared Reiner.

• LEWIS PASSES: Tests on all-star SuperSonics F Rashard Lewis' right foot showed no serious structural or ligament damage, and confirmed a deep bone bruise diagnosed last week.

An MRI exam showed a bone bruise and a bruise to his tendon. A bone scan on Saturday showed there was no break.

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