GREAT SCOTT: Former Flint Hill star Dennis Scott, now a rookie with Orlando, continues to pace the NBA in three-pointers made, sinking five in eight tries Tuesday during the Magic's 119-114 loss to Philadelphia. Scott, who scored a career-high 29 points, is 41 for 95 from long range, a .432 percentage.
NO HARD FEELINGS: Syracuse Coach Jim Boeheim still has only praise for Derrick Coleman despite the harsh words the Nets' rookie has for his alma mater.
Coleman, the top pick in the draft, told the New York Times in a story published Monday that his career at Syracuse was so sour that if the school decided to retire his jersey, he probably wouldn't attend the ceremony.
Coleman complained of his stormy relationship with Boeheim and the media coverage given to some of his off-court legal problems while he was at Syracuse.
Boeheim said no player in Syracuse's basketball history had more impact than the 6-foot-10 Coleman, who finished as the NCAA's top modern-day rebounder and the school's all-time scoring leader.
Coleman told the Times that he and Boeheim rarely communicated well at Syracuse.
"Coaches tend to go off the deep end about nothing," Coleman said. "He really didn't say too much to me when I was there because we would always end up in an argument."
Boeheim admitted his star player often questioned his instructions.
"Derrick has his own opinion about things, just like Billy Owens has his own opinions," he said of Syracuse's current top player.
MOVES: Cleveland expects to sign G Mike Woodson to replace F Winston Bennett, who will go on injured reserve because of a nagging back injury.
NO BULL: Tony Kukoc, a Yugoslav who was drafted by the Chicago Bulls last year, was voted the best European basketball player of 1990 by a panel from 17 countries. Celtics draft choice Dino Radja, another Yugoslav who now plays for Messaggero Roma, was second with 49 points.