Cavs fire Byron Scott

Coach compiled 64-166 record in three seasons.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Apr 18, 2013


The Cleveland Cavaliers fired their head coach, Byron Scott, today.

The Cavaliers brought in Scott shortly before LeBron James decided not to re-sign with the team. In three seasons under Scott's leadership, the Cavaliers compiled a 64-166 record.

The 52-year-old Scott reportedly has one year left on his contract, and that's worth about $4 million.

Scott released the following statement: “I want to thank (general manager) Chris Grant, (owner) Dan Gilbert and the Cavaliers organization for the opportunity I had to coach this team the last three seasons. (My wife) 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.”