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Thursday, April 18th, 2013 at 12:05 pm  |  25 responses

Byron Scott Fired By the Cleveland Cavaliers


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.”

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  • danpowers

    that kind of lets him look worse than he is. how was he supposed to put up more wins with that roster? im sure with varejao healthy they wouldve been much more successful even though the record didnt look too good with him on board neither.

  • http://twitter.com/stepfdelaghetto Stepfan Raiford

    Nate McMillan or Jerry Sloan to fill that head coaching void.

  • http://twitter.com/stepfdelaghetto Stepfan Raiford

    “his players tuned him out” Not the best choice of words.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    sad man. thought he and kyrie connected

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com/ Dutch Rich

    Don’t fret, the ShockExchange will enlighten us about all of this shortly.

  • spit hot fiyah

    i really doubt that sloan is interested

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nathan-Shane-Long/580141409 Nathan Shane Long

    the end of the road for Byron Scott i mean really what has he done lately nobody remembers when he took the Nets to back 2 back NBA finals only to get raped by the Lakers and Spurs even where he coached he had a franchise star point guard but no success good riddence

  • http://twitter.com/ChillFrom91Til Allan

    The new 76ers coach?

  • shockexchange

    You rang? The Shock Exchange called this when Scott first signed with the Cav. In the Shock Exchange’s opinion, “certain coaches” are used as nothing more than cannon fodder. They are given an opportunity to coach teams that have no chance to win, and when they build the team up to respectable, they get tossed aside. Scott’s treatment is the height of ignomy (look it up Dutch) in the Shock Exchange’s opinion.

  • LP

    he got fired before i could heat my lunch up…….atta boy, Kyrie

  • KevinJohnsonFan

    Cavs next coach better be good and they better get some good players on the roster or Kyrie may be headed out of town when he’s able to go.

  • KevinJohnsonFan

    Never a good idea to use the word “rape” in any way when discussing basketball.

  • Max

    This Cavs team was respectable?

  • shockexchange

    With Kyrie (budding star) and a healthy varejao, the Cavs will be respectable.

  • Max

    I bet ya they will be one of the worst teams again next season.

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com/ Dutch Rich

    I looked it up in Dutch too but it didn’t exist there either.

  • Lloyd

    “Suprise mothaf*cka!”…but not really.

  • house

    Phil Jackson?

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com/ Dutch Rich

    That comment Kyrie made the other day after missing the fan event was telling of the culture of the current Cavs franchise. He made another one in yesterdays video about achieving success with a good team. Ouch! This is a club with an owner that enjoys ping-pong balls, understandably so since they’ve been very lucky in that regard. It’s a city that has a hard time attracting talent, Kyrie better have a lot of patience. And the Cavs more luck.

  • 5

    Probably going to hire someone with connections with Lebron

  • shockexchange

    You know the Shock Exchange meant “ignominy.” He was typing too fast, but instead of calling him and discussing offline you decided to clown the Shock Exchange in public. Just because you’re from Holland doesn’t mean you can’t catch that “fiddy.”

  • http://www.rich-imaging.com/ Dutch Rich

    All in good fun Shock. I try to keep it lighthearted on here. Know that I have tremendous respect for what your doing with those youngsters though.

  • roscoe

    where is the slam troll claiming bScott was the best coach for Ki?

    cp3 2.0.

    bscott will be in phx

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