Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 6/23/13

NEW ORLEANS - JUNE 29: New Orleans Hornets Head Coach Byron Scott addresses the media at a press conference for Julian Wright, the 13th overall draft pick in the 2007 NBA Draft at the Dreyads YMCA June 29, 2007 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the term and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2007 NBAE (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)
CBSSports.com is reporting that the L.A. Clippers and Byron Scott had preliminary negotiations on a contract to become their new head coach. Clippers reportedly met with Pacers assistant Brian Shaw and former Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins, but did not discuss contract parameters with either candidate. “They are getting there,” an executive said. “But they are still talking.” Scott was fired by the Cavs after going 24-58 this past season.  
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