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what54!?
11-12-2009, 02:35 PM
Updated: November 12, 2009, 1:30 PM ET
Sources: Hornets fire ScottComment Email Print Share By Marc Stein
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The New Orleans Hornets have responded to their 3-6 start by making the first coaching change of the young NBA season, firing Byron Scott on Thursday, according to NBA coaching sources.

Sources said the Hornets made the decision to dismiss Scott following New Orleans' 124-104 loss in Phoenix on Wednesday night and will formally announce the move later Thursday.

It was not immediately known who the Hornets will select to replace Scott for the rest of the season.


sad. :(

he was a good coach.

NYKnickFanatic
11-12-2009, 02:36 PM
HOLY ****!

Did not see that coming.

Some team will hire him.

SC1211
11-12-2009, 02:40 PM
Good for them. He wasn't that great, his CoY was undeserved (in my opinion)

king4day
11-12-2009, 02:40 PM
I'm a bit surprised at this.
Despite their struggles, they are still talented and they lost Chandler and Butler. Two cogs on that team. Add to that, that they needed to integrate a new big man in Okafor and I just think the owner paniced.

Here's the link to the main article note above:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4648162

Toenail Clipper
11-12-2009, 02:43 PM
Oh wow.
It's not his fault that his team sucks.

Next week, I hope Dunleavy gets fired.
:D

Stunner
11-12-2009, 02:44 PM
Coach for Chicago :)

spacemandave
11-12-2009, 02:53 PM
byron scott is a big stubborn dummy and prob wont get any opportunities to coach a good team...good riddance, start juju and thornton....and btw shinn, i will be interim head coach for free.

NiTEFuRY
11-12-2009, 02:55 PM
too bad this didnt happen before the season started. I think he would have been a much better coach than Kuester for the Pistons.

MJ-BULLS
11-12-2009, 02:58 PM
id like to see him coaching rose :)

GoatMilk
11-12-2009, 02:58 PM
if dunleavy ever gets the axe, he's the Clips next coach

jetsfan28
11-12-2009, 02:59 PM
Some team is about to walk into a great coach. If the Clippers have any brains at all, they will fire Dunleavy today.

Raph12
11-12-2009, 03:00 PM
He should go to Chitown or LA Phil is too old, just playing lol, Clipps of course.

Gators123
11-12-2009, 03:01 PM
I wonder if they will hire Michael Curry? :laugh:

Testaverde16
11-12-2009, 03:08 PM
wow... shocked..... wanted him to replace phil.

maybe i still do, but when phil is ready

BIGBREED
11-12-2009, 03:12 PM
TIM FLOYD has just been hired to the coaching staff.

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GoatMilk
11-12-2009, 03:14 PM
Their GM, Jeff Bower is taking over as head coach

shep33
11-12-2009, 03:19 PM
Yeah i liked Byron, not his fault his team can't score or really defend. Don't really have a center, Okafor is a good one on one defender in the post, but he's not gonna be that safety blanket that Chandler was. They need a 2 and 3 badly, anyone that score... heck if i were them i'd try and trade for Jacko in Gstate. Trade a draft pick and maybe Peja or something... it's really early but Chris Paul is putting up some of the greatest numbers ever by a point guard: 26.1 points, 9.3 assists, 1.6 steals, 3.2 boards... shooting 62.2 percent from the field... 65.5 from three, and 85.7 from the line. And he had an off game yesterday against the Suns, cause he's still recoving from a sprained ankle. The Hornets got to help this guy out, look at his numbers and they're still only 3-6. I say get Jackson or somebody, before he asks for a trade.

CityofTreez
11-12-2009, 03:22 PM
Wow, the Hornets were just a medicore teams. Chris Paul can't win every game to them. I knew they were miserable after our Kings almost stole a game on the road in New Orleans.

Jerry Stackhouse is happy as **** right now

RaiderLakersA's
11-12-2009, 03:26 PM
Patrick Ewing, here is a job for you.

spacemandave
11-12-2009, 03:27 PM
i just need to say again that chandler is an awful, terrible defender and never not once blocked more shots per game than okafor in a season.

Ty Fast
11-12-2009, 03:31 PM
the hornets should hire sean peyton

flea
11-12-2009, 03:33 PM
This is a very good thing.

Fool
11-12-2009, 03:33 PM
Holy crap, that was quick.

Hawkize31
11-12-2009, 03:36 PM
9 games in is too soon this season imo. If he was on that short of a leash, they should have just replaced him in the offseason.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
11-12-2009, 03:38 PM
Who they are gonna hire, ISIAH???

kayface
11-12-2009, 03:48 PM
sad. :(

he was a good coach.

you sir are nuts! been waiting for this happen for a while.. it may not help us immediately, but it needed to happen..

nipo10847
11-12-2009, 03:48 PM
Oh wow.
It's not his fault that his team sucks.

Next week, I hope Dunleavy gets fired.
:D

I wonder how in the earth Dunleavy is still coaching!! Man there must be something between him and clips' owner. I mean you fire this bum and clips will do much better simply bcz they way better talent than what they are performing.

thapharcyd
11-12-2009, 03:53 PM
Wow I was watching the game and said he may get fired after this one, I was half way joking!

Quasimoto
11-12-2009, 03:58 PM
Eventually They'll Hire Avery Johnson.

Fireworld
11-12-2009, 04:14 PM
I watched the Pho VS No game last night. He knew he was gonna get fired, you could just see it on his face..

NewjackNY
11-12-2009, 04:18 PM
you sir are nuts! been waiting for this happen for a while.. it may not help us immediately, but it needed to happen..

Byron Scott is a good coach but as long as the hornets don't give CP3 help they're not gonna win whoever the coach is. Strong as the western conference is to expect to win with their current roster is foolish. I just can't wait to see CP3 playing with another team surrounding him with some talent instead of bums like James Posey and Devin Brown lol.

JasonJohnHorn
11-12-2009, 04:27 PM
I have no doubt that Scott will have another job in the near future. He did amazing things with the Nets while he was there (back-to-back finals appearances), and pushed a Hornets team with a thin bench to an amazing record and had them competing with the best in the league. The bottom line though is when he was with the Nets, he did as good with them as he could as the West was just too strong. When the front office started tearing the team apart to save money, the players just couldn't buy the message anymore. The same thing has happened in New Orleans. The Hornets are losing money and cutting back. They could have kept Pargo, they could have kept the Birdman Chris Andersen, and they could have a deeper bench, but Scott has so little to work with and is now missing a defensive pressence in the center in Chandler. There are coaches who could do better (Jackson and Pop for example), but the bottom line is, no matter what coach you put on that team, they are going to struggle to get out of the first round with the improvements teams like; the Lakers, the Spurs, the Trailblazers, the Mavs and the Nuggets. They got off to a rough start, yeah, but they lost to the Suns (who have the best record in the league), the Spurs, the Celtics, and the Lakers, while they beat the Kings, Clippers and Mavs. The only two losses that should be hard to swallow are against the Raptors and the Knicks, but considering that Okafor was just thrown in as a starter without playing during training camp, I'm not surprised the team has been inconsistent. But if the owners want to blame anybody for the underachieving Hornets, they need to look at themselves.

KobeBeatJeeesus
11-12-2009, 04:33 PM
They are a really bad TEAM. You cant blame him for them playing badly when you have only one good player.

KeithLBC
11-12-2009, 04:35 PM
Eventually They'll Hire Avery Johnson.

I agree. Avery's from NO, and turned down the Grizzlies offer, (I'm assuming) to wait for a better offer to come up.

69centers
11-12-2009, 04:48 PM
:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:

Good, I can't stand this guy. Hated him as a Laker player, hated him as a Nets coach, and hated him as a Hornets coach. I hope he leaves the league for good.

BkOriginalOne
11-12-2009, 04:49 PM
Yet Mike Dunleavy still has his job.
Scott being fired is one of the biggest "it's not actually his fault" pink slips I've ever seen.
Mike brown shoul be fired for not wining with Lebron.
Instead, Scott is let go for not winning with Chris Paul and the rest of the Bees.

Ty Fast
11-12-2009, 04:52 PM
They are a really bad TEAM. You cant blame him for them playing badly when you have only one good player.

you mean one GREAT player. trade him to da bulls and play him at the 2

ko8e24
11-12-2009, 04:53 PM
Hornets management sucks like hell

They should just let go of a talented specimen like Chris Paul. They F'in up his young career.

Ty Fast
11-12-2009, 04:54 PM
you mean one GREAT player. trade him to da bulls and play him at the 2

oh ya

asandhu23
11-12-2009, 04:55 PM
Oh wow.
It's not his fault that his team sucks.

Next week, I hope Dunleavy gets fired.
:D

and today i hope don nelson gets fired. but our management doesn't care

ko8e24
11-12-2009, 04:58 PM
:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:

Good, I can't stand this guy. Hated him as a Laker player, hated him as a Nets coach, and hated him as a Hornets coach. I hope he leaves the league for good.


:mad:

wtf is wrong wid u? Hez a way better coach than Doc. Plz, even freakin Tom Thibodeau is a better coach than Doc.

A guy, who in the 1999-2000 season, led the Orlando Magic to a 41-41 record (no playoffs), and for that crap, got coach of the year???? wtf??? :confused: Doc is not a good coach.

B. Scott>Doc

U gotta be kiddin me. Celtics in 08 would still win a title w/ B. Scott as head coach.

Trouble87
11-12-2009, 04:59 PM
he won't be out of work for long

olrales
11-12-2009, 05:01 PM
The one who's responsible for NO bad season start is now sitting in Byron Scott's chair...nough said!!!

ko8e24
11-12-2009, 05:10 PM
Well, Phil is in the final yr of his contract, he'll be happy enuf retiring with 11 titles (if his physical health doesnt hold up, he might not sign a new contract)...

and BTW Phil...Thank you! I would love to have Phil back beyond the 2010 season, but if he decides not to...then come on down B. Scott!!

So incentives for B. Scott to coach the Lakers

1) Part of the Show-time Lakers championship teams, enuff said on that one.

2) Relationship with Kobe Bryant. Has gone on the record to call him the best player in the game, and what was so ironic was that in the 1996-1997 NBA Season, it was Kobe's rookie season and B. Scott's final season. B. Scott served as a mentor to Mamba

3) Byron Scott has veteran leadership and a guy who has poise like him in Derek Fisher. A guy who can hit the open shot, and doesnt need the ball in his hands 90% of the time to make something happen offensive (ie J-kidd in NJ, and CP3 w/ Hornets)

4) Lakers are already the defending champs (and will be 2-time defending champs in summer of 2010). Great chance of continuing on this dynasty.

5) Pay will be good. With Phil receiving like 12 mil +, Im sure Scott (being a former great Laker and all) could very well hit 6-8 million in his 1st contract.

6) With most of the guys already knowing the triangle offense on this Lakers squad, and by having the same assistant coaches, B. Scott won't have to be worried about implementing the triangle with this already competent and veteran team who's ran it for the past 5 yrs or so. He can add a new dimension with a run-and-gun with the 2nd unit and prolly elevate the careers of young guns like Farmar and Shannon Brown who like to speed up the game.


I don't see any downside to B. Scott becoming Laker head coach if Phil decides to retire at season's end.

td0tsfinest
11-12-2009, 05:16 PM
its the curse of the "Coach of the Year Award

In the last 4 seasons, Avery Johnson, Sam Mitchell, Bryon Scott and Mike Brown have won the Coach of the year.

2 Seasons after receiving the award, each coach has been fired with the exception of Mike Brown.

I guess Mike Brown will be next.

Mckphins
11-12-2009, 05:19 PM
oh ya

u quoted ur own stupid quote to say oh ya?

Kyben36
11-12-2009, 05:21 PM
I expect him to be going to 1 of 2 teams, 1 is the Bulls, the other is the Lakers.

roshan3ai
11-12-2009, 05:27 PM
Not too surprised. they have been terrible this year

BigEric
11-12-2009, 05:37 PM
Byron Scott is a good coach but as long as the hornets don't give CP3 help they're not gonna win whoever the coach is. Strong as the western conference is to expect to win with their current roster is foolish. I just can't wait to see CP3 playing with another team surrounding him with some talent instead of bums like James Posey and Devin Brown lol.

That sig is amazing. Blow the picture up a little :D

IDB Josh M
11-12-2009, 05:56 PM
This is awful. Should have let Byron finish his last season. Last I checked, the GM sent away Chandler (who was great with CP3 [minus the toe thing]).

mjt20mik
11-12-2009, 06:02 PM
I expect him to be going to 1 of 2 teams, 1 is the Bulls, the other is the Lakers.

Last time I checked you guys already had Rose. Makes no sense why he would go to Chicago. Might as well send him to Toronto, for like Jose Calderon + Filler.

IndyRealist
11-12-2009, 06:04 PM
"And your new coach for the Indiana Pacers is...."

Fingers crossed.

Tony_Starks
11-12-2009, 06:08 PM
So you let the GM that made all these bonehead moves and has NO coaching experience take over, then hire the last coach you fired as his assistant? Huh?

PLAYERS FAN
11-12-2009, 06:09 PM
George Shinn at it again! They should never traded Rasual Bulter!

Bishnoff
11-12-2009, 06:16 PM
WOW, didn't see this coming. Not sure if it is a good move or not.

Bishnoff
11-12-2009, 06:17 PM
They should never traded Rasual Bulter!

I agree. Or they should have at least have traded him to the Suns :p

Vinny642
11-12-2009, 07:32 PM
I would like Butler but he wouldnt be a big difference. I am glad Scott is gone, extremely happy, Bower is gonna coach us which should be funny.

arkanian215
11-12-2009, 07:52 PM
us? you're a hornets fan? in jersey?! how did that happen?

Vinny642
11-12-2009, 07:57 PM
My cousin was a Hornets fan, and when I was younger I fell in love with their logo and colors. So I just stuck with it.

I hate all the local pro sports teams.

Raph12
11-12-2009, 08:04 PM
us? you're a hornets fan? in jersey?! how did that happen?

Why don't you ask all the Lakers fans in NYC?

Nate David+ Co.
11-12-2009, 08:11 PM
there LAL fans in NYC?!

Raph12
11-12-2009, 08:19 PM
there LAL fans in NYC?!

Loads

Vinny642
11-12-2009, 08:21 PM
They hopped on the Bandwagon -_-

SA5195
11-12-2009, 08:23 PM
Damn, I didn't expect that.

Vinny642
11-12-2009, 08:24 PM
Look at my sig, Im loving this

arkanian215
11-12-2009, 08:25 PM
never seen any. lol how often do you see a hornets fan outside of charlotte, no and okc?

arkanian215
11-12-2009, 08:25 PM
man...well they dont like you either.

arkanian215
11-12-2009, 08:26 PM
i honestly dont know any. i know a bunch of bandwagon nets fans though.

Vinny642
11-12-2009, 08:27 PM
LOL Im surprised u asked me, Look at my sig, and title under avatar, I think im a Hornets fan lol

arkanian215
11-12-2009, 08:28 PM
nice. i like the diagonal scanlines. not sure how you got paul to glow but it's awesome. btw i didnt realize you were a hornets fan cuz i blocked everyone's avatars and sigs. it's so much easier to read without the clutter.

Raph12
11-12-2009, 08:29 PM
I know quite a few of em, have alot of friends who love Kobe and the Lakers and wear Kobe jerseys to the Knicks games against LA.

AllTheWay
11-12-2009, 08:36 PM
Well, Phil is in the final yr of his contract, he'll be happy enuf retiring with 11 titles (if his physical health doesnt hold up, he might not sign a new contract)...

and BTW Phil...Thank you! I would love to have Phil back beyond the 2010 season, but if he decides not to...then come on down B. Scott!!

So incentives for B. Scott to coach the Lakers

1) Part of the Show-time Lakers championship teams, enuff said on that one.

2) Relationship with Kobe Bryant. Has gone on the record to call him the best player in the game, and what was so ironic was that in the 1996-1997 NBA Season, it was Kobe's rookie season and B. Scott's final season. B. Scott served as a mentor to Mamba

3) Byron Scott has veteran leadership and a guy who has poise like him in Derek Fisher. A guy who can hit the open shot, and doesnt need the ball in his hands 90% of the time to make something happen offensive (ie J-kidd in NJ, and CP3 w/ Hornets)

4) Lakers are already the defending champs (and will be 2-time defending champs in summer of 2010). Great chance of continuing on this dynasty.

5) Pay will be good. With Phil receiving like 12 mil +, Im sure Scott (being a former great Laker and all) could very well hit 6-8 million in his 1st contract.

6) With most of the guys already knowing the triangle offense on this Lakers squad, and by having the same assistant coaches, B. Scott won't have to be worried about implementing the triangle with this already competent and veteran team who's ran it for the past 5 yrs or so. He can add a new dimension with a run-and-gun with the 2nd unit and prolly elevate the careers of young guns like Farmar and Shannon Brown who like to speed up the game.


I don't see any downside to B. Scott becoming Laker head coach if Phil decides to retire at season's end.


Yes, what a great idea, lets hire a head coach who won't even know the offense we are running.

**** that, Byron Scott needs to stay the hell away from the Lakers. Once Phil is done, one of his assistants can take over, preferably Shaw.

Vinny642
11-12-2009, 08:38 PM
nice. i like the diagonal scanlines. not sure how you got paul to glow but it's awesome. btw i didnt realize you were a hornets fan cuz i blocked everyone's avatars and sigs. it's so much easier to read without the clutter.

o0o lol my bad :D