Kyrie says he's surprised & hurt by firing. "I feel like a piece of me is missing." #Cavs— Jason Lloyd (@JasonLloydABJ) April 18, 2013
Kyrie "emotions are running high. I'm trying to get over loss of my basketball father." #Cavs— Jason Lloyd (@JasonLloydABJ) April 18, 2013
Irving also denied any reports of a rift between him and Scott, which had surfaced in the final two months of the Cavaliers' tumultuous season.
In his two seasons under Scott's tutelage, Irving developed into one of the most promising PGs in the NBA, making his first All-Star team this season.