INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- The Cleveland Cavaliers have fired head coach Byron Scott after three seasons with the Cavaliers.
Scott was hired just before LeBron James made his now infamous decision to take his talents to South Beach.
"I have tremendous respect for Byron professionally and a great deal of admiration for him personally. At the same time, it is critical for where we are as a team to ensure that we capitalize on every opportunity for development and success and we have fallen short of that on the court," said Cavs General Manager Chris Grant in a release. "I believe we needed to make this change in order to get to a better position to achieve our goals."
"I want to thank Chris Grant, Dan Gilbert and the Cavaliers organization for the opportunity I had to coach this team the last three seasons," said Byron Scott in a release.
The Cavaliers will immediately commence a search, led by General Manager Chris Grant, for the team’s next head coach.
The Cavs finished the season with a 24-58 record that left Scott with a 64-166 mark in three seasons.
The Cavs clinched the third-worst record in the league heading into the annual draft lottery, meaning their draft pick will be no worst than No. 6, depending how the ping-pong balls land.
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