Byron Scott to coach Cleveland Cavaliers -with or without LeBron James
Byron Scott has reached agreement on a three-year contract to become the Cleveland Cavaliers’ new coach, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The deal is expected to be finalized on Thursday.
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: It’s a big announcement, but not the one Cleveland Cavalier fans were hoping for.
Word is Cleveland owner and de facto GM Dan Gilbert will introduce Byron Scott as his bench-boss today, and the former sharpshooter is apparently excited to coach the Cavaliers -even if you-know-who, LeBron James, doesn’t re-sign.
And perhaps he’s right.
With James, Scott has a ready-built contender on his hand. Without him, Scott can take his time to reshape the roster -like he did with the New Jersey Nets and New Orleans Hornets.
Either way, in Gilbert, Scott has the rare owner willing to spend to compete. This is what drew him to the job.
Now Scott must wait to see how the situation unfolds in Cleveland.
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