NBA News: Byron Scott expected to be fired by Cavs per reports

Multiple sourced reports are circulating on Tuesday which state that the Cleveland Cavaliers are expected to part ways with head coach Byron Scott following the conclusion of the 2012-12 NBA season. Joe Kotoch of Pro Basketball Draft tweeted late Monday that the erosion of the second half of the Cavaliers’ season will lead to the

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Tom Reed talks NFL draft, Byron Scott, the Colt McCoy trade and the GOasis – WFNY Podcast – 2013-04-11

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Tom Reed makes his first appearance on the WFNY Podcast to talk to me about his journey to the Plain Dealer. Commuting from Columbus to Cleveland The underwhelming NFL draft The Colt McCoy trade Joe Banner and accountability Mike Lombardi’s hiring The Cleveland Cavaliers’ abysmal defense The silence from Chris Grant and Dan Gilbert Byron

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Cavaliers fail to execute down the stretch, fall to Pistons

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A day after the Cavaliers blew a fourth quarter 20 point lead to the Pacers (then 48-29), the Cavs returned home to take on the 26-52 Detroit Pistons. The Cavs had lost five straight games to the Pistons, including all three match-ups this season. Not to spoil the surprise, but they didn’t get the job

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Cavaliers’ latest collapse leads to fan consternation

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The Cleveland sports scene has managed to take an otherwise unifying bond and turned it into a polarizing chasm of considerable proportions. As fans of the Browns, Indians and Cavaliers, Clevelanders experience every bump, every The, together—we celebrate the occasional win, and collectively grieve through the latest loss. But as the Browns offseason wraps up

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WFNY Podcast – Scott Raab talks Tribe, Mike Rice and Roger Ebert

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Big news in the podcast world. Scott Raab has agreed to be a regular weekly guest. So other than a few exceptions, I’m sure, we will have Scott’s perspective on a weekly basis. I can’t tell you just how happy it makes me that he wants to contribute every week. Please consider subscribing on iTunes.

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Cavs late season woes could have big offseason impact

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I’ll be honest. Until Jason Lloyd’s “Scott’s seat may not be safe” article and the debacle that was Wednesday’s game versus Brooklyn, I hadn’t been paying close attention to the day-in, day-out happenings of the Cavaliers. I knew that they were in a bit of a free fall, but that’s not entire surprising given both

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Cavs snap skid, Tristan leads wine and gold past Celtics 97-91

Everyone take a deep breath. The losing streak is over. We can all relax. Well, at least a little bit. Cavaliers bounced back from (possibly) their worst loss of the season, beating the Boston Celtics 97-91 and snapping their season-long 10-game losing streak. Tristan Thompson led everyone with 29 points and 17 boards (both career

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The Complexity of Deciding Byron Scott’s Fate

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Let me just start off by saying that I have no idea if Byron Scott should be fired or not. I mean that too. I think compelling arguments can be made both ways from people with varying degrees of knowledge of the situation. I think it’s more important to leave that flag waving at the

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Of Cavaliers and Quitting

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The locker room had the aura of a funeral home. Suited men stood at the entry way, greeting—watching. Silence echoed off of the maple, those impacted by the loss slowly shuffled about with their heads hanging and faces oozing disappointment. Some sat, some leaned; others came and went without saying a word. Laid to rest

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The Diff: Byron Scott, blown leads and the second-half Cavs

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Last week in The Diff, I brought you inside the numbers of the Sweet 16. With no more March and no more college basketball for Ohio sports fans, it’s time to move back to the pros. Although the current excitement surrounds the Tribe’s Opening Day win, I’m back for Cavs talk today. During the Cleveland

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WFNY Podcast – 2013-04-02 – Scott Raab talks Patton Oswalt, sports talk radio, Cavs and Tribe

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Always a fun time talking to Scott Raab. You never quite know where the conversation is going to go. I especially love talking to him about his Esquire Q&As. This time we talked about his recently published one with Patton Oswalt. Then we talked a bit about Louis CK as well. Sports talk radio Mike

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NBA Rumors: Anonymous players voice Byron Scott criticisms

Akron Beacon Journal and Ohio.com beat writer Jason Lloyd wrote a very interesting piece on some internal criticisms of Cavaliers coach Byron Scott. The anonymous complaints really run the gamut; there’s the “run too hard of a practice session” complaint, the “team hasn’t played defense in three years” complaint, the “please use your time outs”

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Cavs do it again…

When taking into account the playing field that is the National Basketball Association, it is relatively easy to see how the Cleveland Cavaliers can blow a large lead to the New York Knicks. Even clearer, the way that an injury-ridden version of the same team could cough up a historical lead to the defending champion

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Byron Scott on Dion Waiters’ return: “I don’t think he’s even close”

Bad news gets worse for the falling-apart Cavaliers. From today’s Akron Beacon Journal about the status of Dion Waiters’ knee, here’s Byron Scott via beat writer Jason Lloyd: “I don’t think he’s even close. I’m just going by what I’ve seen,” Scott said. “Every time [team physical therapist George Sibel] touched it this morning, [Waiters]

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WFNY Podcast – 2013-03-24 – LeBron, Heat, Byron Scott and Cavaliers

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While I had Andrew on the line, I couldn’t let him get away with just talking about music. In addition to the music podcast, we spent a few minutes talking about the NBA, specifically the Miami Heat streak. We also talked about the Cavaliers and Byron Scott and losing big leads with inferior teams. Check

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While We’re Waiting… A conversation with Mark Shapiro

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While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Our friends at The DiaTribe had a neat opportunity of a sit-down with Mark Shapiro. Here is Shapiro’s first quote: “‘Yeah, if you define

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Another Cavs blowout brings more ‘fire Byron Scott’ murmurs

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Any time your team is having a 22-47 season, it’s certain to elicit negative reactions from fans about the organization’s head coach. But it’s a very nuanced type of negativity when it deals with Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott. Multiple times this year — notably, after the team started 5-23 — fans have questioned

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Dunks do not make a winner. Defense, however…

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A bizarre thing occurred through the duration of Monday night’s telecast of the Cleveland Cavaliers and their home contest against the Indiana Pacers: The wonderful individuals at FOX Sports Ohio began tabulating how many dunks had been executed by each team. Dunks have become the go-to highlight for NBA fans; above-the-rim play is the reason

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Byron Scott: Spurs are best team in the NBA, have best talent

[San Antonio] didn’t give it to us easy. In the fourth quarter especially in the last five or six minutes and that’s about it. They’ve won four championships. […] I think [the Spurs] are the best team in the league. I don’t know if they’re going to win it. They have the best talent and the

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