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08:10 AM ET 04.02 | From Jan. 16 through Feb. 27, the Cavs won 11 of 18, which sets up as pretty much the extent of the positive results in a 22-51 season. They have a chance to do something no other Cavs' team has ever done: Finish last in their division for three consecutive years. Coach Byron Scott's critics are becoming more vocal as the season wears on. It was once viewed that his return next season was almost a lock. After all, the Cavs picked up the option year on his contract next year worth an estimated $4.5 million. What if the Cavs close the season on an 18-game losing streak? ... [Struggles on offense are] a major concern to Cavs majority owner Dan Gilbert, and ultimately a hunch Scott could be on shaky ground.

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April 2, 2013  08:36 AM ET

Tell you what Dan Gilbert since your buying up everything in Detroit and have some nice plans for helping rebuild my city Im going to make you an offer you cant refuse. How about we give you Lawrence Frank and Rodney Suckey for a second round pick and two hot dog stands
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April 2, 2013  09:03 AM ET

As a player Scott's teams were never in last place especially three years at a time. The Cavs as an organization have. Fire him if you will, he's a good coach if canned, from this day forward will have more W's under his belt than the Cavs will.

April 2, 2013  09:05 AM ET

It's not about X's and O's, it's about Jim's and Joe's. With that being said, Cavs didn't have either.

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April 2, 2013  09:15 AM ET

I would like to have him coaching his home games in MSG.

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April 2, 2013  09:26 AM ET

Come Back To LA, Bro.

April 2, 2013  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Come Back To LA, Bro.

I have a hunch... You might just get that wish.

April 2, 2013  10:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Come Back To LA, Bro.

If Cleveland lets him go, that's exactly where he will be.

He loses Verajao 2 years in a row (dude was having an All-Star year when he went down and I don't want to hear any of that Side-Show Bob crap), Irving for a bunch of games here and there and he's left with a bunch of role players. Name me another coach who would have made much of a difference.

April 2, 2013  11:06 AM ET
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If Cleveland lets him go, that's exactly where he will be.He loses Verajao 2 years in a row (dude was having an All-Star year when he went down and I don't want to hear any of that Side-Show Bob crap), Irving for a bunch of games here and there and he's left with a bunch of role players. Name me another coach who would have made much of a difference.

What's wrong with Side Show Bob, as you say, crap? It's a good nickname.

P.S. And I love Side Show (the basketball player).

April 2, 2013  12:04 PM ET

NBA coaches are all playing musical chairs. He will be the next coach somewhere else if it doesn't work out in Cleveland. They are still a few successful drafts/ trades and health from being relevant to the tune of making a push for a 6-8 seed in the east.

April 2, 2013  12:36 PM ET
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Woody is doing a great job

Woody is good, but he's not Scott. I've always liked Scott.

April 2, 2013  03:44 PM ET
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As a player Scott's teams were never in last place especially three years at a time. The Cavs as an organization have. Fire him if you will, he's a good coach if canned, from this day forward will have more W's under his belt than the Cavs will.

^This^

April 2, 2013  07:43 PM ET
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Scott had JKidd, CP3, and now Irving. He should have done better this year.

One thing history has shown us is that a great point guard is not the only answer to getting to the championship. Stockton does have any, Magic is 6'9", Rondo was the arguably third best when he won, Isiah has 2, Iverson, Starbury CP3 DWill all have zero , Payton was past his prime... BTW Kidd got him fired in NJ.

April 3, 2013  07:26 AM ET
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Scott is overrated. He should get fired. The team was good at times but so lousy at most times. The coach didn't do anything special to get them over the hump...

+1 I don't know how he gets the props that he does. As I said many times before, he is right on schedule. He's good for a year or two and then his teams get consistently worse. A "shelf life coach" if I ever saw one.

April 3, 2013  08:42 AM ET

Firing Scott isn't the answer in Cleveland. Who put this team together? They have no big men other than Anderson and he is injured. Other than Kyrie there are no potential all stars. It takes time build a team. Kyrie is good but he isn't enough to make the play offs. Cleveland should sit back and try to draft well. Free agents are not coming.

 
April 3, 2013  02:23 PM ET
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+1 I don't know how he gets the props that he does. As I said many times before, he is right on schedule. He's good for a year or two and then his teams get consistently worse. A "shelf life coach" if I ever saw one.

When has Cleveland ever been a championship contender? It's easy to fire a coach when all you're doing is just hiring the next ex-Cavs coach. If you don't have the players you will not win. All the great coaches have coached Hall of Famers on chanpionship teams.

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