Tuesday , Apr , 29 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Byron Scott Named Coach of the Year

Before the Hornets take on the Dallas Mavericks in Game 5 of their first-round Western Conference playoff series on Tuesday, Scott will be named the NBA Coach of the Year, according to multiple media reports. ESPN.com confirmed the reports on Monday night.

New Orleans sent a media advisory Monday afternoon, saying it planned a "major announcement" at 11 a.m. ET Tuesday following the Hornets’ game-day shootaround. [ESPN]