Monday , Jan , 26 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Report: Nets fire Scott

East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) – According to a report, the New Jersey
Nets fired head coach Byron Scott on Monday.

The New York Daily News reported that Scott will be replaced by head assistant
coach Lawrence Frank at a Monday afternoon press conference.

The team’s all-time winningest NBA coach, Scott posted a 149-139 record in
three-plus seasons with the Nets. Scott’s accomplishments with the Nets are
highlighted by two straight trips to the NBA Finals.

The Nets snapped a five-game losing skid on Sunday, but are still a
disappointing 22-20 this season.

The Nets were also in the news on Friday, as the franchise was officially sold
to developer Bruce Ratner, who plans on moving the Nets across the Hudson
River to Brooklyn. That deal is now waiting approval from the rest of the NBA
owners.

NJ