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.
Expect Byron Scott to be fired shortly after regular season conclusion based on conversations w/ several Cavs sources.
— Probasketballdraft (@Probballdraft) April 16, 2013
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.