Byron Scott fired as Cavaliers head coach, according to report

Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

Scott never won more than 24 games in his three years in Cleveland.

The Cleveland Cavaliers fired third-year head coach Byron Scott on Thursday, according to a report from Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal.

Scott came to Cleveland the week before "The Decision", replacing Mike Brown. However, his presence was not enough to keep LeBron James in town and he ended up presiding over a rebuilding effort that saw the franchise accumulate an impressive amount of young talent, but not enough wins to save his job.

His departure isn't unexpected, as rumors were circling around Scott's job security in the last two months of the season. In three years with the Cavs, Scott finished with a 64-166 record.

Scott, the NBA Coach of the Year in 2008, has now been fired from three jobs in the last decade, a testament to the fleeting job security of head coaches in the modern NBA.

It's unclear who Cleveland is targeting to replace him, but the presence of a talented young core, in particular All-Star PG Kyrie Irving, will likely make the job fairly attractive this off-season.

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