Byron Scott Fired By the Cleveland Cavaliers

by April 18, 2013

The Cleveland Cavaliers announced today that head coach Byron Scott has been let go. Scott presided over a disappointing 24-58 season, during which his players tuned him out: “The announcement was made by Cavaliers General Manager Chris Grant. ‘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 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 Bryon and his wife, Anita, the best.’ Scott, 52, was named the 18th head coach in Cleveland Cavaliers history on July 1, 2010. The Cavaliers’ record during Scott’s tenure as Head Coach was 64-166. ‘I want to thank Chris Grant, Dan Gilbert and the Cavaliers organization for the opportunity I had to coach this team the last three seasons,’ said Scott. ‘Anita and I have enjoyed our time here in Cleveland and greatly appreciate the support we received from this special community and the many friendships we developed. I am certainly proud of the progress that many of our players have made and greatly appreciate the dedication of my coaches and our team in our efforts to attain the success we all desired.’ The Cavaliers will immediately commence a search, led by General Manager Chris Grant, for the team’s next head coach.”