Byron Scott fired as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cleveland Cavaliers have officially announced that their coach for the past three seasons Byron Scott has been fired.
Scott leaves the team with a 64-166 record and with one year left on his contract worth around $4 million.
“I wish Byron Scott and his entire family the best going forward,” Cavs owner Dan Gilbert said in a statement. “Byron is a class guy, both on and off the court, and I thank him for his three years of coaching the Cavaliers. I fully support the difficult move that was made today.”
The Cavs’ star player Kyrie Irving has already commented on the firing of his coach and is not happy with the decision.
“I feel like a piece of me is missing,” Irving told the Akron Beacon-Journal. “Emotions are running high. I’m trying to get over the loss of my basketball father.”
Before coaching for the Cavs, Scott coached the then-New Jersey Nets from 2000-2004 and led them to back-to-back NBA Finals. He moved to the New Orleans Hornets from 2004-2010 and took them to two playoff appearances.