Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 at 10:00 am  |  9 responses

Doc Rivers Can Empathize With Byron Scott

Rivers knows what it’s like to coach a team that has hit rock-bottom, and the pain that comes wiith it. The Boston Herald reports: “[Byron] Scott’s Cleveland Cavaliers, who will limp into the Garden tonight, have lost 17 straight games and 27-of-28 after last night’s 103-101 setback in New Jersey. With LeBron James’ talents now on South Beach and a mismatched roster hindered by injuries, the Cavs have the NBA’s worst record (8-36). It’s reminiscent of the Celtics’ disastrous 2006-07 season, when their inexperienced crew lost 18 games in a row. Rivers was on the sideline for the Celtics during that woeful season, so he knows Scott is convincing himself every night his team can win. He knows Scott is spending extra time in the film room, searching for answers amid a horror show of mistakes. And Rivers knows, as much as anything, that Scott’s phone is ringing off the hook. ‘Everybody is calling you — the coaching network is at work,’ Rivers recalled. ‘People (ask), ‘How are you?’ I’m like, ‘I’m good if you stop (expletive) calling me.’ That’s how you felt — leave me the (expletive) alone, I want to do my job.’”

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  • Coney Islander

    First. LeBron has ripped the heart out of that franchise! lol

  • dsleepy

    doc rivers cracks me up. love this guy.

  • Deknowz

    I’m missing something, weren’t the Cavs suppose to do better than Miami? Dan Gilbert, bad NBA owner, worse psychic.

  • First & Foremost

    Lebron should win the MVP just off of how bad the Cavs are doing. They are only 1 superstar away from a 60 win season. They might not get to 12 wins.

  • http://www.redraidersports.com Nicolas Fleming

    The sad thing is Byron Scott is the best player on the roster.

  • http://www.slamonline.com THE REAL RIGGS

    lol @ Deknowz. Too bad the Cavs have a bad front office.

  • MikeC.

    I bet the Cavs are killing themselves for not pulling the trigger on the Amare trade last year and settling on Jamison instead. At least Amare and some solid role players gets you in the playoff hunt without Lebron.

  • Lloyd

    Well played Nicolas Fleming…well played!

  • El Black Mamba

    Nicholas fleming for the win!