After a long, weird saga that included Tom Izzo and a late push by Lakers assistant Brian Shaw, it appears the Cavaliers have decided on Byron Scott to be their next head coach.
Byron Scott will be named the Cleveland Cavaliers' coach on Thursday, according to a source close to the situation.
The Cavaliers and Scott are finishing the details of a contract that could make him LeBron James' next coach.
Scott's agent, Brian McInerney, said in an e-mail to The Associated Press that Scott has agreed to become Cleveland's next coach. A news conference is scheduled for Friday.
Scott began last season as the coach of the New Orleans Hornets, but was fired early in the season after a slow start. He had been with the Hornets from 2004 to 2009, and also coached the New Jersey Nets to two Finals appearances earlier in the decade. However, he was also sharply criticized for not playing promising youngsters Darren Collison and Marcus Thornton, who proved themselves after Scott was fired.
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