Byron Scott on Firing: “I don’t Think I got a Fair Shake”
I agree with Byron Scott to a point; after Lebron James’ exodus from Cleveland, he was given the near impossible task of turning a very young Cavaliers team that didn’t and to a degree still doesn’t possess a whole lot of talent, into something resembling a playoff team.
It’s difficult to win in the NBA when the majority of the minutes on your team is going to first and second-year players which was the case in Cleveland.
The thing is, Scott has been there for three years and has nothing to show for it. The team has a record of 64-166 over that time and no matter how dire your circumstances are as a head coach in the NBA, numbers like that won’t fly.
According to a story via Pro Basketball Talk, Scott told the Plain Dealer that in his eyes, he didn’t get a fair opportunity to turn things around.
“I’m disappointed, more than anything,” Scott said in a telephone interview. “I don’t think I got a fair shake.”
“I’ll land on my feet,” he said.
I’m fairly certain that Scott will land on his feet and get another shot to coach on another team. Cleveland showed the ability to play dynamic basketball in flashes this past season, they just weren’t able to maintain it because of injuries and the inconsisentencies that accompany a young basketball team.