ESPN’s Chris Broussard is reporting that the Los Angeles Clippers have initiated contract discussions with former Cavalier coach Byron Scott. Broussard tweeted:
Sources: Clippers initiated talks about financial parameters of a contract w/Byron Scott Friday night. Did not do so w/L Hollins & B Shaw.
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) June 22, 2013
Scott was fired by the Cavs on April 18th, just one day after the Cavs finished the season. The Cavs finished the year on a six game losing streak that brought Scott’s overall record with the Cavaliers to 64-166 (.278). The Clippers fired Vinnie Del Negro following their 4-2 second round loss to the Memphis Grizzlies (losing the final four games following goin. The Clippers have been involved in very public talks acquire current Celtic coach Doc River (as well as Kevin Garnett). Those talks broke down this week after the two teams couldn’t agree on a compensation package for Rivers.
Scott’s potential move to the Clippers could reunite him with Chris Paul (assuming Paul doesn’t leave as a FA this summer. Which would be ironic). Scott coached Paul while he was with the New Orleans Hornets from 04-09.