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Byron Scott Fired

By Jason Lloyd
Beacon Journal sports writer
Published: April 18, 2013 - 11:26 AM | Updated: April 18, 2013 - 11:48 AM

Byron Scott was fired today by the Cavaliers, a league source told the Akron Beacon Journal, one day after completing his third season in charge. He departs with a 64-166 record and his .278 winning percentage is the lowest in team history among all coaches (minimum one full season).

Rumors over Scott’s future intensified over the past couple of weeks as the Cavaliers regressed during the month of April, blew big leads throughout the season and gave a sub-par effort on multiple nights.

Owner Dan Gilbert has been unhappy with the Cavs’ lack of defensive improvement over the past three years, one team source said, speaking on condition of anonymity given the sensitivity of the situation, and Gilbert was the driving force behind the firing.

The Cavs were never supposed to win this season, but Gilbert told the Beacon Journal during training camp that this was an important year to see progress.

“I don’t even know what the definition of that is,” Gilbert said in October. “But you’ll know it when you see it.”

The team clearly didn’t show enough of it this year, at least not to the owner’s liking.

You can read more ... http://www.ohio.com/news/break-news/cavs-fire-coach-byron-scott-after-th...

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To me, this actually kind of stinks. As a Sixers fan, another coaching vacancy means more competition in acquiring a good, new head coach. It was already going to be a challenge bringing in a good one to come to Philly before this report.


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Not only has the defense not

Not only has the defense not improved in 3 years but there was no offensive system in place. The entire offense was pick and rolls and isolations.

He accomplished nothing in his time here on either side of the ball. Teams with comparable talent have found ways to play defense and run some type of legit offensive system.

No doubt in my mind he deserved to be fired

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I like Byron Scott as a

I like Byron Scott as a coach. I don't think he should have been fired. I think next year should have been his make or break year. I mean, he was with the New Orleans Hornets for four years before they made the playoffs. I don't follow the Cavs but they still are a draft pick or free agent away from being a legit team. You have a big time player in Kyrie and Waiters and Thompson have looked like a solid picks. But for the most part, the Cavs team still sucks. I think they needed one more pick before they started to make some noise. You saw the type of connection he had with Paul. I think he was on the verge of that with Kyrie.

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He seems like a good leader,

He seems like a good leader, he really made the team play very hard every night, but he does seem a bit lacking in terms of offensive and defensive systems.
He was kind of like Scott Brooks but on a worse team (I don't believe Scott Brooks to be a great coach).

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WHAT? They fired the best

WHAT? They fired the best point guard coach in the NBA

Coaching Jason Kidd and grooming CP3 says enough about the man

The wizards need to hire him asap

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Couldn't have said it any

Couldn't have said it any better. Byron Scott coaching a young and hungry John Wall? The Wizards need to get on it

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I'm tired of people acting

I'm tired of people acting like Byron should get all of this credit for coaching Paul and Kidd. Kidd was already an established player and Paul would have been a great player regardless of his coach.

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Reports say Scott was never

Reports say Scott was never really into it after he found out Lebron wasn't going return to Cleveland...He just viewed it as another job,until 1 he really wanted opened up...His dream job is coaching the Lakers...Maybe he'll get that chance soon..But he should be at the top of the 76'ers coaching list...

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There hasn't been improvement

There hasn't been improvement on the defensive end because their best defensive player has been hurt for most of that time. How can Byron Scott design solid defensive plays with the loss of Varejao? Also, he did a great job managing Irving in his rookie year by keeping him on a leash and then rewarding his hunger by giving Kyrie the keys. Scott also has a perfect character for developing young players, stern but fair. Yes, the seasonal record has been poor but the Cavaliers weren't expected to win that many games anyway. Gilbert better hit a home-run with the next coach.

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My thoughts exactly, if

My thoughts exactly, if you're going to fire Scott the next coach had better be an upgrade and not a lateral move.

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Fair Chance

I think most of us can agree Byron Scott didn't get a fair chance. Really look at the situation , his first year was the year they lost lebron and didn't have much to really be any good. His 2nd year was Irving first year so you couldn't expect them to be that much better when their best player was a rookie. Then you have this year where they dealt with many major injuries to their core ... soooo I don't understand Dan Gilbert, he's an unrealistic owner and frankly not that damn good as a basketball mind. He should have let them grow together, Byron is a good coach.

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When Kyrie Irving wouldn't

When Kyrie Irving wouldn't comment on Byron Scott, I knew he was done.

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Honestly, wasn't surprised

Honestly, wasn't surprised just disappointed. Here's to hoping CG doesn't fall for Mike Brown, I honestly don't think he is the right fit. Any thoughts on whom the next coach could be? Or who they should get? Besides Phil Jackson obviously.

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