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  1. Byron Scott to have second interview with Lakers

    Jun 11, 2014, 11:53 AM EDT

    Byron Scott

    Scott is first coach to get a second interview.

  2. Report: Cavaliers begin talks to extend Byron Scott’s contract

    Aug 10, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers  v Miami Heat

    Byron Scott is a good basketball coach. Yes, he is 40-108 in two seasons with Cleveland, but considering he walked into the post-LeBron trash pile that was the Cavaliers roster, that’s not all that bad. So they are working to keep him beyond this next season, when his deal expires. So reports the News-Herald (via…

  3. Don’t count on Byron Scott as next Lakers coach

    May 11, 2011, 8:43 PM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers  v Miami Heat

    Byron Scott is a favorite son of Lakers owner Jerry Buss. Scott has openly lusted for the Lakers coaching gig. The Lakers have an open coaching vacancy, ergo… No. Don’t go there. To start with, Scott has a job as the Cavaliers head coach and as the Cleveland Plain Dealer tweeted they are not giving…

  4. PBT Thursday morning one liners

    Feb 17, 2011, 10:10 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Philadelphia 76ers

    Kobe Bryant said at shootaround Wednesday afternoon he really felt for Byron Scott. That shoe may be on the other foot, now. Steve Nash has moved past Gary Payton in to seventh on the all-tine assists list. What is Glen Davis doing better to become a Sixth Man of the Year candidate? The Heat are…

  5. Byron Scott rips his team, effort after loss 26 in a row

    Feb 10, 2011, 11:57 AM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers  v Miami Heat

    In the games leading up to the Cavaliers record in futility — 25 consecutive losses in a row — there were a lot of things you could pick apart about the Cavs: The lack of guys who can create their own shot, the lack of rebounding, the poor execution, the non-existent interior defense, and so…

  6. The Cavaliers can’t lose them all… can they?

    Feb 5, 2011, 3:20 AM EDT

    J.J. Hickson, Marc Gasol, Sam Young

    It’s just become hard to watch. What forward J.J. Hickson said after Friday’s loss to the Grizzlies — number 23 in a row — summed the desperation up well. “They say you can’t win ‘em all, but in the same light, you can’t lose ‘em all either,” Hickson said. “So, if we stay (focused), I…

  7. Cavs’ Antawn Jamison: “I don’t know how much of this I can take”

    Jan 12, 2011, 1:55 PM EDT

    Manny Harris, Samardo Samuels, Jamario Moon, Alonzo Gee, Ramon Sessions

    It was actually hard to watch, it was so ugly. The Cavaliers losing by 55 was just painful.  And apparently we were not the only ones to feel that way — check out what the Cavs’ Antawn Jamison had to say after the game, reported by the Cleveland Plain Dealer: “It can’t get any worse…

  8. Byron Scott has “no regrets” about taking Cleveland job

    Jan 11, 2011, 10:09 PM EDT

    Byron Scott

    Things haven’t gone so well for Byron Scott this year. He took over as head coach of the Cavaliers with no knowledge of whether or not LeBron James was going to return to the team, but he was confident that he could have success whether James stayed or left. LeBron left, of course, and the…

  9. Byron Scott, J.J. Hickson have clear the air meeting

    Jan 4, 2011, 9:53 AM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Phoenix Suns

    It was going to be an ugly year in Cleveland, we all knew that. Even Dan Gilbert knew that, whether he would admit it or not (even to himself). One of the expected silver linings was going to be the growth and emergence of J.J. Hickson, who was going to finally get plenty of chances…

  10. Byron Scott calls lack of effort around NBA “scary”

    Dec 28, 2010, 12:20 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Cleveland Cavaliers

    Byron Scott is old school — he played for Pat Riley and his legendary four-hour practices. He was a scrappy role player on a team filled with competitive people — Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar — who only knew one way to play. That was not a team where you gave 50 percent some nights. Plus,…

  11. Byron Scott calls out the Cavs’ bench

    Dec 13, 2010, 7:52 PM EDT

    New Orleans Hornets v Denver Nuggets, Game 2

    If the Cleveland Cavaliers’ shockingly competitive start seems like a lifetime ago, it’s probably because the Cavs have been killed about a dozen times since their .500 days. Byron Scott is left to confront the realities of his dreadfully limited roster, and though there are a few useful players in the bunch, he’s been forced…

  12. Byron Scott’s wife wants him to yell at officials more

    Dec 9, 2010, 5:43 PM EDT

    New Orleans Hornets v Denver Nuggets, Game 2

    Cleveland Cavaliers coach Byron Scott is out of the Pat Riley, old-school mode in some ways — hard practices and he expects his guys to bust it on the court. Every time. He’s also willing to bend the ear of an official. And by bend I mean use language that would make a sailor blush.…

  13. Byron Scott likes effort, will stick with new lineup. For at least a week.

    Dec 9, 2010, 1:18 PM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v Cleveland Cavaliers

    Byron Scott had watched his team seemingly sulk through games ever since the Miami Heat destroyed them, and he had seen enough. He wanted to give them a swift kick in the, um, rear. So Jamario Moon you can watch this one in a suit. JJ Hickson, take a seat. Antawn Jamison and Daniel Gibson,…

  14. Byron Scott fined for prototypical post-game officiating comments

    Nov 28, 2010, 7:58 PM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v Cleveland Cavaliers

    When you say something that indicates that you expect to be fined for your comments? Yeah, you’re pretty much locking up the fact that you’ll be fined. Byron Scott went off last Friday in a 110-100 loss to Orlando saying the Cavaliers were playing against eight players and your typical “we got screwed” conversations. On…

  15. Joey Graham has found a solid spot in the rotation in Cleveland

    Nov 19, 2010, 7:01 PM EDT

    Joey Graham

    Sometimes you just have to keep plugging away to find your niche. Joey Graham has played four years in Toronto, one in Denver, but never really found a spot that worked for him in the NBA. He’s never averaged more than 20 minutes a game, often struggled for consistent playing time. He didn’t seem to…

  16. Antawn Jamison’s knee becoming a bigger issue

    Nov 3, 2010, 11:03 AM EDT

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    Antawn Jamison did not play for the Cavaliers Tuesday night in a loss to Atlanta, resting a gimpy left knee that has bothered him since the start of training camp. That’s not good on a few levels. It’s not good for a Cavaliers team that has now fallen to 1-3 on the young season. The…

  17. Antawn Jamison came off the bench for Cleveland, and he didn’t like it

    Oct 27, 2010, 8:45 PM EDT

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    Byron Scott made the smart move — he started J.J. Hickson at power forward for the Cleveland Cavaliers Wednesday night. It’s smart because the Cavaliers are building for the future, and Hickson is young and needs the experience. It’s smart because the Cavaliers want to run and Hickson is maybe the best athlete on the…

  18. Byron Scott is not happy with JJ Hickson in Cleveland

    Oct 22, 2010, 10:59 AM EDT

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    There is always a silver lining. One of the little ones in Cleveland was that JJ Hickson was finally going to get the run and recognition he deserved. No shadow of LeBron, new coach with a running system, this was going to be Hickson’s coming out party. But while Hickson is putting up 14.3 points…

  19. Cavaliers starting five basically set, with Hickson beating out Jamison

    Oct 19, 2010, 12:45 PM EDT

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    Things are going to look a lot different in Cleveland. No LeBron James, a lot less isolation in the offense, them getting out and running rather than being one of the slowest teams in the NBA. More losses, too. The starting lineup looks basically set, according to the Akron Beacon Journal: Mo Williams at the…

  20. Anderson Varejao returns to Cavaliers

    Oct 7, 2010, 5:15 PM EDT

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    For the last week, Anderson Varejao was back in his native Brazil after the death of his grandfather, but Thursday he returned to Cleveland and the Cavaliers. Byron Scott told the Akron Beacon Journal that he was not just going to throw Varejao out there upon his return. “He looked great and it was good…

  21. Byron Scott is not evil, just needs fashion advice

    Oct 6, 2010, 2:44 PM EDT

    If you don’t hang out on NBA message boards… good for you. You have a life, please go enjoy it. Don’t change. But you may have missed this photo making the rounds. It’s the Cavaliers coaching staff from media day. Now take a good look at Byron Scott’s tie… yup, that’s a swastika in the…

  22. Round one to JJ Hickson over Antawn Jamison, barely

    Oct 6, 2010, 12:45 PM EDT

    Byron Scott’s biggest challenge… let me rephrase that because Scott has a multitude of challenges taking over the post-LeBron Cavaliers. One of Scott’s biggest challenges is the four spot — the proven veteran Antawn Jamison or the future of the team at the position, JJ Hickson? While it is not a totally either/or situation, the…

  23. Cavaliers tried to land Larry Bird, he said no thanks

    Oct 5, 2010, 2:50 PM EDT

    Say this for Dan Gilbert — he went big when trying to get a new coach this summer. Granted, he needed one to provide some hope retaining LeBron James, but he went all out. There was the failed run at Michigan State’s Tom Izzo. Then there was a run at Larry Bird, according to Marc…

  24. How did Byron Scott become a coach? Blame Pat Riley for that, too.

    Sep 24, 2010, 5:41 PM EDT

    Byron Scott was drafted out of Arizona State as a pure shooter onto a team with Kareem, Magic and Worthy — he got some good looks. He came in knowing he was a baller. He didn’t come in thinking of himself as a guy who would coach some day. But his coaches saw it in…

  25. NBA Season Preview: The Cleveland Cavaliers

    Sep 20, 2010, 1:01 PM EDT

    Last season: 61-21, best record in the NBA, but an early exit in the second round of the playoffs after they ran into a deeper and more defensive-minded Boston team. Unless you’re from Cleveland, in which case LeBron quit. Obviously. Head Coach: Byron Scott takes over the helm of a rebuilding project, looking to bring…

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