Byron Scott’s Dismissal Shows Why Jazz & Spurs Have Long-Term Success

November 13th, 2009 by Mark Welling Leave a reply »

There are a few glaring problems with the modern NBA which are now very common throughout the league.  The officials are extremely inconsistent, the arenas throughout the league are looking emptier, and teams will fire their coaches after minor losing slumps. 

The New Orleans Hornets have continued a very impractical practice of firing their coach, Byron Scott, at the first sign of trouble. Byron Scott, a coach who took the Hornets, with the assistance of Chris Paul, from a perennial loser into a competitor in a very difficult Western Conference. 

Byron Scott coached his team to back-to-back winning seasons.  He is also the winner of the 2007-08 NBA Coach of the Year award.  So what great fault led to him being let go by the New Orleans Hornets?

He started the year 3-6!  Is it a great start, no; however, the Hornets are a mere three games under .500. It does appear as if the Hornets might have been a little hasty pulling the trigger on letting go of their coach. 

Was there a single person shocked that the Horn ...

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