Cleveland Cavaliers Land Their Man: Byron Scott To be Named New Head Coach

July 1st, 2010 by Bob Evans Leave a reply »
After weeks of agonizing over who will be the successor to Mike Brown, it appears the Cleveland Cavaliers have found their man. is reporting that Byron Scott will be be named the new head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday.

After flirting with the hiring of Tom Izzo, attempting to lure Coach K out of Duke, and even two days of talking to Lakers assistant Brian Shaw, Scott has emerged as the man for the job in Cleveland.

This announcement is coming just 12 hours after it seemed like Shaw was signed, sealed, and delivered as the next head coach of the Cavaliers.

It is believed that Brian Shaw wanted to wait and see what Phil Jackson was doing in Los Angeles, and Cleveland wanted to have a coach in place for the beginning of free agency to show organizational stability to LeBron James.

Scott comes with ten years of NBA coaching experience, which featured two unsuccessful trips to the NBA Finals with New Jersey and the 2008 Coach of the Year award with New Orleans.

Scott does come with some baggage, however.

He has been fired from each of his two previous head coaching jobs after ea ...

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