Byron Scott has been fired as head coach of the Cavaliers after three seasons and a 64-166 record, The Plain Dealer has confirmed. Scott, 52, has one year remaining on his contract, estimated to be worth about $4 million. The Cavs picked up the option on his contract before this season started. Though his teams were decimated by injuries in all three seasons -- starting center Anderson Varejao did not play more than 31 games in any of Scott's seasons -- Scott came under fire this season for a number of in-game decisions about substitutions and timeouts, among other things. His team ranked last in defense with regard to opponent field-goal percentage. In addition, his team blew leads of 27, 26 and 22 points in losses to Miami, Phoenix and New York, respectively. Before Monday's home finale against Miami, Scott admitted this season had taken a toll on him. "I'm fatigued -- mentally, physically, little bit of everything," said Scott, who said that night he expected to be back next season. "I think it's because of how difficult the season has been. Our expectations were much higher than this. I think all the injuries and everything took its toll."
Byron Scott fired by Cleveland Cavaliers after 3 seasons
Cleveland Plain Dealer | Apr 18