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INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Byron Scott‘s days of trying to turn around the Cavaliers are done.
Scott was fired Thursday following a third straight losing season with Cleveland, an 82-game rollercoaster that included injuries, blown leads and a dismal final few weeks.
Scott went 64-166 in his three years with the Cavs, who were weakened by injuries this season but also showed little progress under him. Scott was informed he would not be coming back one day after Cleveland closed the frustrating season with its sixth straight loss to finish 24-58 — the NBA’s third-worst record.
Scott leaves with one season left on his contract. The Cavs picked up his option for 2014 in October.
The Cavs’ three seasons under Scott were among the worst in franchise history. He isn’t solely to blame, but his young team in 2013 seemed to tune him out down the stretch, leaving owner Dan Gilbert no choice but to make a coaching change for the second time in four years.
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INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- When people asked for my take on Byron Scott before the season, I said two things:
1. Its not often a coach misses the playoffs for three straight years and holds on to his job.
2. The Cavaliers bad losses at home need to end.
Neither happened, and Scott was fired Thursday.
Scotts first problem was the Cavs defense. Not only did opponents regularly shoot...
The Cleveland Cavaliers have reportedly fired head coach Byron Scott after only three seasons of coaching. He will be exiting with a 64-166 record and his .278 winning percentage which is the lowest in team history among all coaches (minimum one full season).
According to Ohio.com:
Rumors over Scott’s future intensified over the past couple of weeks as the Cavaliers regressed...
The Cleveland Cavaliers have decided to part ways with head coach Byron Scott, per a report from the Akron Beacon-Journal.
“I have tremendous respect for Byron professionally and a great deal of admiration for him personally. At the same time, it is critical for where we are as a team to ensure that we capitalize on every opportunity for development and success and we have fallen...
The Cleveland Cavaliers have released Head Coach Byron Scott, 52, the team announced today. The Cavaliers’ record during Scott’s tenure was 64-166, including a 24-58 mark this season.
“I have tremendous respect for Byron professionally and a great deal of admiration for him personally. At the same time, it is critical for where we are as a team to ensure that we capitalize...
Byron Scott believes he was not given a fair chance to turn the Cleveland Cavaliers' situation around.
BallertainmentByron Scott sent packing by Cleveland Cavaliers
Coach Byron Scott has been fired by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Three losing seasons and poor defensive output saw to that.
Of his firing, Scott said…
I want to thank (general manager) Chris Grant, (owner) Dan Gilbert and the Cavaliers organization for the opportunity I had to coach this team the last three seasons,”...
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I still remember the day Byron Scott was hired to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers.
I remember driving in my car and thinking to myself, “You know, I think I really like this hire. Even if LeBron does leave, at least the Cavaliers will play an exciting brand of basketball and be fun to watch.”
Three years later, Byron Scott is no longer the coach of the Cavaliers, and I find myself...
Kyrie Irving seemed particularly distraught about the news that
Cavaliers coach Byron Scott had been fired Thursday.
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