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Added July 1st, 2010 by Ryan

Byron Scott Will be the Next Head Coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers

This NBA offseason has been a rough one to say the least for the Cleveland Cavaliers as they have gone through some drastic changes after being knocked out of the playoffs in the second round by the Boston Celtics.

As if getting bounced in the playoffs after being favored to win an NBA title wasn’t bad enough for the Cleveland Cavaliers, the future of the franchise was very uncertain as no one knew whether or not their superstar and two-time NBA MVP LeBron James was going to re-sign with the team come July 1st.

Along with the uncertainty of LeBron’s future with the team, Cavs owner Dan Gilbert decided to clean house by firing both five-year head coach Mike Brown and GM Danny Ferry. Even though Ferry said he was stepping away, everyone knew that Gilbert and Ferry didn’t see eye to eye and it was a matter of time before the two parted ways.

Obviously, the number one goal for the Cleveland Cavaliers this offseason was to try and convince King James to keep his throne in Cleveland, but now they had to find a replacement for head coach Mike Brown. Despite reaching out to Tom Izzo of the Michigan State and assistant head coach Brian Shaw of the Los Angeles Lakers, the Cleveland Cavaliers have come to terms with one-time head coach of the year Byron Scott.

During his time with the New Jersey Nets and the New Orleans Hornets, Scott was able to turn these struggling NBA franchises into legitimate title contenders and arguably some of the best teams in the league.

Throughout his NBA head coaching career, Byron Scott has made two NBA Finals appearances and will have an overall record of 352-355. Even though Scott has a losing overall record during his time coaching the NBA, it would hard to argue that he wasn’t arguably one of the best head coaches available during this offseason.

It is uncertain whether or not LeBron James will decide to stay in Cleveland, but the Cavs have taken a step in the right direction by hiring Byron Scott to replace Mike Brown.

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