Cleveland Cavaliers Expected to Fire Coach Byron Scott

Dec. 29, 2012; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott sits on the bench against the Brooklyn Nets during the second half at Barclays Center. Nets won 103-100. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

The 2012-13 NBA season hasn’t been kind to the Cleveland Cavaliers and head coach Byron Scott, and now it looks like the two will be parting ways after the conclusion of the season. Joe Kotoch of Pro Basketball Draft sent out a message on Twitter earlier this week that the team’s poor second half may have been all the team’s executives needed to pull the plug on the Scott era.

Of course on Monday after the team’s loss, Scott didn’t seem to believe that he was going anywhere.

I am going to be back to coach them next year,” said Scott. ”I’ve got a year left on my contract, that’s how I figure it, unless I’m told differently. But that’s the way I approach that.”

Unfortunately for Scott, it doesn’t look like the Cavaliers are on the same page. He has one year remaining on his contract.

When you look at the team’s 24-57 record, it is hard to believe that they were .500 back in February. It is collapses like this that will quickly end anyone’s time as a head coach. It appears that Scott will be the latest to learn this lesson.

Topics: Byron Scott, Cleveland Cavaliers

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  • http://www.facebook.com/smellybeaver Gregg Worden

    They better not! who are they going to hire??? and im sure it would be a lot easier to sign a free agent with byron scott as your head coach then some guy who never coached in the NBA before! wow if they really fire him then they better bring in phil jackson..

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