Hornets Buzz: Byron Scott Fired

November 12th, 2009 by Joe Gerrity Leave a reply »
According to multiple sources, The Hornets have let coach Byron Scott go after starting the season a disappointing 3-6, with all the losses in blowout fashion.

Talk of Scott being released began at the end of last season when the injured Hornets completely collapsed, losing five of six to end the season including a 58 point stomping in their own house.

With the start this year, the Hornets have lost fourteen of their last nineteen games. Combine that with Scott's reputation for being tough on young players and an unhappy superstar, and the result is a coach that doesn't fit in New Orleans.

As I wrote recently, Scott deserved to be fired . The choice to hire GM Jeff Bower as a replacement however, is a bit of a head scratcher.

It appears that Bower (with no NBA head coaching experience) will be the one replacing Scott as the head coach, with former Chicago Bulls head coach Tim Floyd coming on as head assistant.


What does this mean for New Orleans?

Teams tend to respond positively in the short term to coaching changes, but the choice of GM Jeff Bower muddles things a bit. He has literally no h ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NBA
Article written by


Comments are closed.