HoopsHype Byron Scott rumors

January 31, 2014 Updates

A few players have said this season regardless of what they thought of Byron Scott as a coach, he was a players’ coach. He played in the league, he related to these guys, he got along with them. For whatever reason, the transition to Brown has been much more difficult than anyone expected. Of course, by being a “players coach,” Scott let guys get away with things that Brown isn’t. The belief throughout the organization is Brown is holding guys more accountable than Scott did. There clearly is some resistance there. Akron Beacon Journal

December 29, 2013 Updates

While Byron Scott was coach of the Cavaliers, various figures within the organization didn’t think he did a good enough job of holding players accountable. When the team looked terrible in a late-season loss at Philadelphia, Scott yanked all of his starters except Kyrie Irving. Akron Beacon Journal

That was a defining moment that infuriated the upper levels of the organization, which believed it sent the wrong message to Irving and ultimately the rest of the team. Scott was fired the day after the season ended and Brown was rehired, in large part with the belief he would do a better job of holding all players accountable to the same standard. Akron Beacon Journal

December 5, 2013 Updates

Fair enough. But Scott does know both Kidd and Frank, and the man who coached the Nets to consecutive trips to the NBA Finals was not at all surprised the union between the two barely outlasted the Kim Kardashian-Kris Humphries marriage. “It does surprise me a little that it happened so quickly,” Scott told The Post, admitting he had not been aware of Tuesday’s bombshell move when Kidd demoted his former lead assistant Frank because of philosophical differences. “But it’s safe to say that I’m not [surprised] it happened at all because of the personalities involved.” New York Post

In Kidd and Frank, Scott sees two “very strong-willed” individuals who easily could have a hard time distinguishing the boss-employer relationship. “When I’m putting a staff together,” said Scott, “the key point of emphasis for me is, ‘I want you to be open and honest, I want your input but at the end of the day, I’m going to do what I think is best.’ “In Jason and Lawrence, I detect two very strong-willed people who don’t back down,” Scott said. “I could easily see maybe Jason getting to the point where he felt Lawrence was over-stepping his bounds.” New York Post

October 3, 2013 Updates

Time Warner Cable SportsNet is excited to announce that Lakers legend Byron Scott and Lakers favorite Luke Walton have joined the network’s on-air team. The two have 39 years of combined NBA experience and five Lakers NBA Championship rings and Walton played in the NBA as recently as last season. Scott and Walton join former Lakers James Worthy and Robert Horry to give Time Warner Cable SportsNet a total of 15 NBA Championships and members of Lakers teams from the past four decades. NBA.com

September 30, 2013 Updates
September 19, 2013 Updates

RealGM: You've played for three different NBA teams. Where did you feel the most comfortable - Memphis, Cleveland or Philadelphia? Pargo: I felt most comfortable in Cleveland. I was given an opportunity, unfortunately by Kyrie Irving being hurt. Coach Byron Scott showed a lot of trust in me, and I was able to play with some freedom. It was just unfortunate the way the situation ended in Cleveland. RealGM

June 23, 2013 Updates
June 22, 2013 Updates

The Clippers had conversations with Byron Scott and Brian Shaw on the parameters of a contract after both met with owner Donald Sterling this week, and the team initiated more talks with Scott's representatives on Saturday. NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the negotiations confirmed the talks had taken place. Scott had dinner with Sterling on Tuesday night, and it was then they first began talking about a contract, according to the executives, who also said talks with Scott have been ongoing. "They are getting there," an executive said. "But they are still talking." Los Angeles Times

While superstar free agent Chris Paul has pushed for the Clippers to hire Rivers, he is also close to Scott, whom he played for in New Orleans. Scott and Paul golfed and dined together recently. ESPN.com

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