Byron isn’t Sorry

That's a familiar pose.

While searching for a Byron Scott-as-coach image to post with this link, I noticed that every single picture looked the same. Stalwart, stoic Byron, standing with his arms firmly folded across his chest. Every Cavaliers fan has that image burned into their head by now, indelible. Throughout it all, close losses and huge defeats alike, Byron has maintained his serious face, and folded his serious arms. This reflects, unfortunately, his apparent attitude towards coaching. Unchanging, unwilling. Against the Celtics, Tyler Zeller was kicking ass through three quarters. 11 points, 9 rebounds. Coach Scott promptly benched him for the entire fourth. While the Celtics made their late charge to win the game, the Cavaliers had three timeouts left. The Cavaliers ended the game with three timeouts. Check out this Jodie Valade article about Scott’s thoughts on the game. Do you feel comfortable going forward with Byron Scott as coach of the future?

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J Hill
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J Hill
5 years 6 months ago

I still like Byron Scott. I mean, how many other finals coaches are going to be available? (Phil Jackson to the CAVS?) It appears that he is trying to teach these kids things that are beyond winning, that will carry over even if he does get the boot. I wouldn’t be surprised if Grant told Scott to tell him who to keep beyond the year, and perhaps Zeller not coming in was apart of that. Or also it could have been because Zeller isn’t exactly prepared for how much more physical the end of games get and the loss could have been worse. Why ruin the confidence he finally has back?

john slusser
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5 years 6 months ago

without irving and waiters this team stinks! blaming the coach seems so cleveland

TV63
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TV63
5 years 6 months ago

I wouldn’t go that far on MIke Brown. He wasn’t as disciplined on his players and caved into Lebron’s demands even if it hurt the teams overall. (i.e. practices) His patience on rooks very unforgiving. Remember Shannon Brown and Danny Green? Like it or not we’re stuck with truckload of rooks. What other coach could do a year of rooks and not kill himself ? Of course I’m exaggerating. Hell, both the Timberwolves and 76’ers Head Coach have come out recently saying they are stressed out and want to quit and they have better records than the CAVS!!! The situation stinks NO DOUBT!

Korey
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Korey
5 years 6 months ago

Kyrie played 9 games in college … To say that Byron didn’t help develop KI means KI could have came out of HS and been ROY and averaged 20 and 5 is crazy. of course, Kyrie is a one in a generation type talent. Coach Scott, more than likely, had his fair share in developing that. Then Dion would have come in and been the 2nd best rookie this year after not starting a single game in 2 years at ‘Cuse without help developing by his coach.

$ (aka Bill)
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$ (aka Bill)
5 years 6 months ago

Yeah they Kyrie Irving guy does blow. Talk about a bust. Byron must be a horrible coach

alex
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alex
5 years 6 months ago

Byron Scott is a great coach, not too many other coaches have gone through what he has, and who knows if management wants him to tank games .

Nathan
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Nathan
5 years 6 months ago

I’m not sure if Byron Scott is actually good at anything as a coach. He was supposed to be good at developing point guards, i guess, but Kyrie really hasn’t developed at all as a point guard since entering the league. I wish we still had Mike Brown, who was at least definitely good at something.

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