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Video: Byron Scott answers reporter’s phone during press conference

Dec 7, 2012, 5:51 PM EDT

A lot of reporters — myself included — use a recording app on our smart phones to tape interviews with players/coaches/whoever. Your great fear — somebody decides to call at just the wrong moment.

As happened Wednesday night during Byron Scott’s pregame press conference. What we learn out of this is that Scott has very good phone manners — he refered to the caller by name, identified himself, tried to be helpful. I think he has a future in customer service if this “basketball thing” doesn’t work out.

And it’s good to see he’s kept his sense of humor, because this hasn’t been a fun season in Cleveland.

  1. uscthom78 - Dec 7, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    Airplane mode

  2. dgforreal - Dec 7, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    Seahawks’ coach did this also.

  3. raidmagic - Dec 7, 2012 at 6:29 PM

    That’s awesome!!

  4. kungfubowler - Dec 7, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    “As happened Wednesday night during Byron Scott’s pregame press conference.”

    This isn’t even a complete sentence, Kurt.

    You are not the Pat Riley of blogging.

  5. hojo20 - Dec 7, 2012 at 9:33 PM

    I had to watch a 30 second ad for a 41 second video?

  6. ashutto20 - Dec 8, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    Found out the hard way when interviewing people…calls or text…airplane mode is my friend

  7. mazblast - Dec 8, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    Coach Scott has a sense of humor, something far too few professional coaches/managers have. It’s a good thing, too, considering the team he has to try to coach.

  8. kavika6 - Dec 9, 2012 at 3:50 AM

    Too funny. If it happened to Popovich or phil jackson it would probably be ten seconds of bleeps.

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