New Orleans Hornets Fire Coach Byron Scott: Jeff Bower To Take Over

November 12th, 2009 by Paul Augustin Leave a reply »
In a not very surprising move, the New Orleans Hornets have fired sixth-year Head Coach Byron Scott.

Oh how the mighty have fallen! As recent as January 2009, the Hornets were ranked as high as third in NBA power rankings.

The Hornets have looked liked tired old men in winning only three out of their first nine games. While the current Hornets roster is significantly improved from the roster that began the 2008-09 season, the play does not reflect it.

In a very terse statement, Hornets owner George Shinn, who just announced he is battling prostate cancer, said that the firing of Scott gives the team the best chance “to reach our goals this season.”

Shinn also announced that general manager Jeff Bower will take over as head coach. Bower immediately announced the addition of former Hornets Head Coach Tim Floyd as his chief assistant. The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that Bower will neither have an interim prefix on his job title, nor are they beginning any sort of search for a new head coach.

As the Hornets have fallen from fame to shame since March of this year, so has the popularity of this one-time NBA coach o ...

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