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Scott’s understanding of Vaughn’s situation runs deep, and rings familiar. He was fired in 2013 in Cleveland amid a rebuilding plan that had not yet hit its zenith. “Sometimes the ownership gets a little antsy,” Scott said. “They tell you it’s a four-year plan all of the sudden it’s a two-year plan and you’re on the outs.” Orange County Register

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As a first-time head coach with the New Jersey Nets, Byron Scott guided the New Jersey Nets to the NBA Finals. And the anchor of his roster was All-Star point guard Jason Kidd, who carried a bit of a reputation. “He was kind of known as an (expletive),” Scott said. Orange County Register

Kidd was reportedly at the middle of his firing in 2004, with the Associated Press reporting that Kidd had gone to management to demand a change on the bench. Asked if that story was accurate, Scott said he was unsure. “That’s all I’ve heard,” Scott said. “Now, did he actually go talk to Rod Thorn and all those guys? I don’t know. I never got that story. I always said, though, where there’s smoke there fire. “I’m in a much better place and I’m sure he’s happy where he is, too.” Orange County Register

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"I think a lot of people expect him to play at that level and that might not be realistic," Lakers coach Byron Scott said. "I think he’s a very good basketball player, but the numbers he was putting up at that particular time were All-Star type numbers. … That’s kind of hard to say if he can get back to that level or not, but again, he can be a very good basketball player in this league for a long time." Bergen Record

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