The Cleveland Cavaliers have reportedly fired head coach Byron Scott after only three seasons of coaching. He will be exiting with a 64-166 record and his .278 winning percentage which is the lowest in team history among all coaches (minimum one full season). The Cavs never finished better than 27th in the league in defense during the three years Scott coached and the Cavs finished up this season with a 24-58 record.
The Beacon Journal reported the not so surprising firing first:
Rumors over Scott’s future intensified over the past couple of weeks as the Cavaliers regressed during the month of April, blew big leads throughout the season and gave a sub-par effort on multiple nights.
Owner Dan Gilbert has been unhappy with the Cavs’ lack of defensive improvement over the past three years, one team source said, speaking on condition of anonymity given the sensitivity of the situation, and Gilbert was the driving force behind the firing.
It is about time for the Phil Jackson to Cleveland rumor mill to start churning out some goodness.