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 on every opportunity for development and success and we have fallen short of that on the court,” said General Manager Chris Grant. “I believe we needed to make this change in order to get to a better position to achieve our goals. I know I speak on behalf of the entire Cavs organization and the Cleveland community, in thanking Byron for his three years here and his hard work and many contributions on and off the court. We wish Byron and his wife, Anita, the best.”
For the classy Scott, the firing was questionable to say the least, especially considering the circumstances of his hire.
Scott accepted the jo...