Links To The Present: January 31, 2011

January 31st, 2011 by Colin McGowan

“The Cavs are losing much of their fan base. The hard-core fans will remain, but the casual fans are dropping like flies.” [Bob Finnan]

“I’m not going to say it’s the toughest thing. There are tougher things in life than this right now. We have a losing streak, but it’s not the end of the world. I just don’t look at it as badly as some people do. We still have a bunch of young guys trying to improve.” [Byron Scott via Tim Povtak]

“Byron Scott, however, not only has a track record of rebuilding, but he has wasted no time in putting his imprint on this organization. For all of the things that have gone wrong for the Cavaliers over the last 6 months, the one thing that went right was the hiring of Coach Scott. It’s really quite strange to be so happy with a coach who is overseeing an 8-39 nightmare as the team is on a historic 20 games losing streak. The truth is, though, the forces of nature that caused this disaster were all out of Coach Scott’s hands. He was dealt a good hand, but hit a lousy flop and the turn and river haven’t been any better.” [Andrew of WFNY]

Apparently, Mike Brown is rumored to be in the running for the now-vacant Pacers job. Nice to see Brown is landing on his feet.

Oh, and we play the Heat tonight. In Miami. With a hobbled Boobie Gibson. Woof.

On The Twitters

“Per Elias, last night was the third time in Dwight Howard’s career that he attained 20/20 status by the end of the third quarter. #Cavs” [Scott Sargent]

“Want some Cavaliers good news? Only 10 more games until the trade deadline or as I like to call it the ‘Playoffs’.” [realcavsfans]