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"I spent a lot of time with him," Corbin said. "So did the other coaches. ... He was a young guy that was extremely talented. But it was a growing process — and not only for him. We grew with him, too."
Miles’ former coaches and teammates look forward to seeing him again.
Cavaliers at Jazz
O At EnergySolutions Arena
Tipoff » Saturday, 7 p.m.
TV » ROOT
Radio » 1280 AM, 1600 AM, 97.5 FM
Records » Jazz 21-19; Cavs 10-31
Season history » First game
Last meeting » Jazz, 109-100 (March 5, 2012)
About the Jazz » They have won four of their last five. ... They are 9-5 against the Eastern Conference. ... Going back to Nov. 14, 2009, they have won five straight over Cleveland. ... In the last 10 games, G/F Gordon Hayward averages 15.9 points on 19-of-34 3-point shooting. ... This is their fifth home game since Dec. 16.
About the Cavs » They are 3-5 in their last eight games. ... They come off a 93-88 win at Portland. ... G Kyrie Irving, the No. 1 pick in the 2011 draft, averages 23.3 points and 5.6 assists. ... Rookie G Dion Waiters, the fourth overall pick in last year’s draft, averages 14.5 points. ... C Anderson Varejao won’t play (knee).
"He’s not one of our guys anymore," Corbin said. "But he will always be part of the Jazz family. ... We enjoyed our time with him."
Said Paul Millsap: "Me and C.J. are good buddies. We go back a long time. ... We still keep in touch a lot and I’m happy to see him doing well. Hopefully, he can keep doing it — just not Saturday."
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