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KB24PG16
07-01-2010, 02:07 AM
Just saw it on ESPN. I'll add a link when I find one. It said he is suppose to named the coach on Thursday.

heres the link http://nba.fanhouse.com/2010/06/30/byron-scott-cavs-coaching-search/
After making a mess of their coaching search, the Cleveland Cavaliers have cleaned things up quickly.

Less than a day after Byron Scott's agent, Brian McInerney, publicly congratulated his competition for winning the job and Scott himself wished the Cavs well in a late-night phone call, McInerney told FanHouse that Scott has agreed to "essential terms (of a contract), with details to be worked out throughout the night."

Meanwhile, the former front-runner, Lakers assistant Brian Shaw, removed his name from consideration on Wednesday afternoon, according to his agent, Jerome Stanley.

In an interview with FanHouse, Scott's agent, McInerney, had denied reports that it was a foregone conclusion Scott would become the Cavs coach, but he would say less than two hours later, "The presentation was very aggressive and didn't require hours of negotiation."



While terms of the agreement are not known, Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert clearly came prepared with an offer that Scott, who earned $5.5 million annually in his last head coaching job with New Orleans, couldn't refuse.

"Dan has proven to be an owner who will invest his money to win a championship," said McInerney, who would not disclose the rough terms. "We're happy about it."

McInerney said he spoke with Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant on Wednesday morning and agreed to re-enter discussions once he contacted Scott. The problem, McInerney said, was that Scott -- who was convinced the job was going to Shaw -- had left McInerney's house in Michigan to spend the day with a friend in Arkansas and turned off his phone.

"The presentation was very aggressive and didn't require hours of negotiation."
- Brian McInerney, Scott's agent When news of the negotiations were first reported by ESPN.com early Wednesday evening, McInerney tracked Scott down through other channels and arranged a conference call to move forward that began at 11:40 p.m. ET. The NBA free agency period was set to begin at 12:01 a.m. ET Thursday, highlighted by the competition to sign Cavaliers star LeBron James.

"Byron is going back to his hotel room and will take part in a three-way conference call with Chris Grant to see what they're talking about and what the possibilities are," McInerney said then. "I reached Byron in Arkansas at 10:05 my time and agreed to have a conversation with Chris Grant regarding the possibility of negotiating.

"We haven't had negotiations. We have no outline of anything. There's nothing."

Still, the turn of events within one day was nothing short of remarkable. Late Tuesday evening, Scott received calls at McInerney's home from Cavs owner Dan Gilbert, Grant and assistant general manager Lance Blanks. The fact that they were on speaking terms was notable in and of itself, as Scott had publicly vented at the Cavs for how they handled the process and McInerney had been highly critical as well.

Scott, who had vented privately and fearlessly at Grant on Sunday night, was told the Cavs still had interest but was highly skeptical and almost dismissive. The conversations ended with Scott parting ways, telling the Cavs officials to have a great season and endorsing Shaw as a quality pick.

As FanHouse first reported, Shaw looked to be close to a deal on Tuesday morning. Stanley had even said as much in the Los Angeles Times. But after perhaps moving too quickly in the process, Stanley sounded very different a day later, claiming Wednesday evening that the timing and the fit just didn't work.

The strong indication, of course, is that Shaw wanted to know if James would be returning or not before committing.

"They (the Cavs) need someone to be engaged in this process pretty quickly, and Brian wasn't prepared for that," Stanley told FanHouse. "Brian feels like it's a great organization, and they have a great opportunity there, especially in keeping LeBron James, but he didn't feel the timing was right."

Scott and Shaw had both hoped to land the Lakers job when Phil Jackson retires, but Stanley insisted that his client's decision to withdraw was made independent of Jackson's situation. The Lakers coach continues to deliberate his future and is expected to announce his decision in the coming days.

That did, however, play a part in Scott's thinking. As indications have grown stronger that Jackson will return, McInerney said it certainly makes the Cavaliers post more attractive.

It remains unclear what, if any, affect James' view has had on the last few days, although numerous parties involved said it was significant and that he clearly made it known he would prefer Scott over Shaw if he returns.

tangent12
07-01-2010, 02:08 AM
It's like boarding the Titanic with the iceberg at sight.

KB24PG16
07-01-2010, 02:12 AM
It's like boarding the Titanic with the iceberg at sight.

:laugh2: i think scott may the wrong decision phil is still unsure if hes coming back. even if he did come back it would more likely he would retire after next year. he wouldve been the front runner for the job

Chacarron
07-01-2010, 02:12 AM
http://nba.fanhouse.com/2010/06/30/byron-scott-cavs-coaching-search/

Apophis
07-01-2010, 02:15 AM
Just saw it on ESPN. I'll add a link when I find one. It said he is suppose to named the coach on Thursday

Here

http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/38031499/ns/sports-player_news/


Byron Scott's agent, Brian McInerney, said Thursday that Scott has agreed to "essential terms (of a contract), with details to be worked out throughout the night" to coach the Cavaliers next season.

Brian Shaw removed his name from consideration on Wednesday, clearing the way for Scott to take the job. While it's still not a done deal, it does sound like Scott will coach the Cavs next year, with or without LeBron James. Mcinerney said late on Wednesday that Scott was not in negotiations with the Cavs, but that could have been because the team was having trouble reaching him via telephone

ARMIN12NBA
07-01-2010, 02:15 AM
:laugh2: i think scott may the wrong decision phil is still unsure if hes coming back. even if he did come back it would more likely he would retire after next year. he wouldve been the front runner for the job

Nope. Brian Shaw is and will continue to be the front runner for the job.

shep33
07-01-2010, 02:23 AM
The job is Shaw's if Phil doesn't return... heck at the same time, I think Kobe and Fish could coach the Lakers.

ldc62
07-01-2010, 02:36 AM
Wow why? I like Byron Scott, but the Cavs won't win 30 games next year without James.

bredsox33
07-01-2010, 03:00 AM
To be honest I don't think LeBron will be too thrilled out this hire. Scott has never won a championship and seemed to fall out of favor with the players and ownership in New Orleans. There has also been talk that he's not a hard enough worker and doesn't spend much time in the film room.

Sure he's an upgrade over Mike Brown, but he good enough to keep LeBron in Cleveland? I'm not sure.

kblo247
07-01-2010, 03:08 AM
To be honest I don't think LeBron will be too thrilled out this hire. Scott has never won a championship and seemed to fall out of favor with the players and ownership in New Orleans. There has also been talk that he's not a hard enough worker and doesn't spend much time in the film room.

Sure he's an upgrade over Mike Brown, but he good enough to keep LeBron in Cleveland? I'm not sure.

And Jersey

Thank god he won't grace the sidelines as LA's coach

bredsox33
07-01-2010, 03:10 AM
Yeah I just don't think LeBron would be too thrilled to play with a coach who's already worn out his welcome twice. And yup Scott would be a HUGE downgrade from Phil.

AllTimeBest
07-01-2010, 09:16 AM
Scott's the man. http//www.cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf/2010/07/byron_scott_accepts_cavs_job_a.html#modk_smoref_tw itt

http://twitter.com/twithersAP

From what I'm hearing searching through sites, the Cav's think that Scott could be a huge key in bringing James back. Apparently James really respects Byron Scott.

Melo15
07-01-2010, 09:20 AM
Good move by the Cavs I like Scott a lot

AllTimeBest
07-01-2010, 09:21 AM
My fault, didn't see it.

tjlipford
07-01-2010, 09:42 AM
Good move by the Cavs. Dont write the Cavs off just yet.

J4KOP99
07-01-2010, 09:50 AM
This is better than Izzo or Shaw IMO. Also, who knows, maybe they bring back LeBron and then trade for Scott's old PG, Chris Paul...


I don't know what they would trade but that's up to them to figure out.

Kakaroach
07-01-2010, 09:55 AM
The good thing is they got a coach in place before all of the insane free agency that will happen. Players are more likely to sign and player under a good coach like Byron Scott than under no one.

akay47
07-01-2010, 10:15 AM
Man, this is a positive sign for the Cavs when it comes to re-signing LBJ.. The sooner he re-signs, the better of a team he'll have next season. Guys like Bosh or Amar'e will agree to a S&T, guys like Ray Allen will accept a MLE if LeBron is here and guys like Brandon Haywood will also accept a S&T if LeBron is here.. He's the piece to the puzzle, the first domino, if he signs, Cavs will make plenty of moves to upgrade the team

bahama0811
07-01-2010, 11:09 AM
Good move for the Cavs, I like Scott way more than Izzo.

ManRam
07-01-2010, 11:50 AM
Scott was the best hire of the choices they were considering. Good move.

RaiderLakersA's
07-01-2010, 11:54 AM
The best man available for the job, in my opinion.

LTBaByyy
07-01-2010, 12:08 PM
Great move!!!! Now with Scott coaching you dont think they cant win 30 games?

I honestly seeing them get the 8th seed in the east if lebron doesnt come back!!!

Mo Will
Parker
Jamison
JJ Hickson
Varajao

Moon
Gibson
Powe
Telfair
Jawad
Daniel Green

Klivlend
07-01-2010, 12:16 PM
Happy to hear that the Cavs made a move! I like Scott better than Izzo. He played 14 seasons in the League and has a rather impressive head coaching experience.

Thisisouryear!!
07-01-2010, 12:28 PM
Great move by Cavs in an effort to keep James!!!!

If james does leave scott just ruined his coaching career.

Thisisouryear!!
07-01-2010, 12:29 PM
Great move!!!! Now with Scott coaching you dont think they cant win 30 games?

I honestly seeing them get the 8th seed in the east if lebron doesnt come back!!!

Mo Will
Parker
Jamison
JJ Hickson
Varajao

Moon
Gibson
Powe
Telfair
Jawad
Daniel Green

LOL, that team wont sniff the playoffs.

The Raven
07-01-2010, 12:30 PM
Boy am i glad Shaw pulled out. Im hoping he gets the job when Phil retires. As far as the Cavs are concerned, well he's better then Mike Brown thats for sure

ABOMB_56
07-01-2010, 01:24 PM
To be honest I don't think LeBron will be too thrilled out this hire. Scott has never won a championship and seemed to fall out of favor with the players and ownership in New Orleans. There has also been talk that he's not a hard enough worker and doesn't spend much time in the film room.

Sure he's an upgrade over Mike Brown, but he good enough to keep LeBron in Cleveland? I'm not sure.

Considering that LeBron wanted a former player as well as a man who has championship experience (Asst. for Lakers, Led Nets to back to back finals appearences). I believe that LeBron will be happy with this move and it is a step in the right direction for the Cavs.

Melo15
07-01-2010, 01:26 PM
Considering that LeBron wanted a former player as well as a man who has championship experience (Asst. for Lakers, Led Nets to back to back finals appearences). I believe that LeBron will be happy with this move and it is a step in the right direction for the Cavs.

Couldn't agree more man

todu82
07-01-2010, 02:08 PM
Always liked Scott as a coach, should be a good hire for the Cavs.