Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - The Cleveland Cavaliers have fired head coach
Byron Scott after three seasons.
Scott guided Cleveland to a record of 64-166 in the first three years of the
club's post-LeBron James era. He took over in July 2010, just before James
decided to leave the Cavaliers for the Miami Heat as a free agent.
The Cavaliers were 24-58 this season, ending the campaign with a six-game
losing streak, and finished last in the Central Division.
"I have tremendous respect for Byron professionally and a great deal of
admiration for him personally," said Cavs general manager Chris Grant in a
statement Thursday. "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.
"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."
More to follow.
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