Byron Scott on Taking Vinny Del Negro’s Job

by April 22, 2010

VDN may not have his job for very much longer, but he still has it. Byron Scott, though, is more than happy to publicly contemplate taking it. From ESPN: “Former NBA coach of the year Byron Scott said he wouldn’t hang up the phone on the Chicago Bulls if they call him this offseason about a coaching vacancy … Vinny Del Negro, who has led the Bulls to playoff appearances in his two seasons in Chicago, has another year left on his contract, but it’s widely speculated that Del Negro will be let go as soon as the season is over. The Bulls trail the Cleveland Cavaliers 2-0 in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. ‘Chicago is a city I love,’ Scott said. ‘I spend time in Chicago during the summers, and coaching [the New Jersey Nets] in the Eastern Conference, I’ve been in Chicago a bunch of times.'”