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08:08 AM ET 04.08 | Given the opportunity, one of the Cavs' most important players declined. Asked whether he supports his embattled coach and would be disappointed if he were fired, Kyrie Irving said little about the topic before Sunday's game at The Q. "Until that time comes I'm not really worried about it," Irving said. "To even imagine that, I'm not going down that road. I'm focused on finishing the season with him and that's all that matters right now." It's believed [Byron Scott] still has the support of the Cavs' best player despite a brutal stretch. ... Irving often has credited the coach for helping him through a first season that culminated with Rookie of the Year honors.

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April 8, 2013  08:41 AM ET

Unless they have a great coach waiting for the job, they're stuck with BScott.

April 8, 2013  08:55 AM ET

pretty much, Scott isn't going anywhere.

April 8, 2013  08:57 AM ET
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Unless they have a great coach waiting for the job, they're stuck with BScott.

Right. You don't want to fire a guy just to do it. Have a plan at least. Don't be like my idiot Knicks were doing a few years back.

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April 8, 2013  09:25 AM ET
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Unless they have a great coach waiting for the job, they're stuck with BScott.

Was Byron not a great coach at one time?

April 8, 2013  10:11 AM ET

Try To Stay Healthy, Bro.

April 8, 2013  10:36 AM ET

Fire Scott...for what? No coach is any better than his roster. The Cavaliers front office has made one bonehead move after another. What difference does it make who's holding the clipboard?

April 8, 2013  11:35 AM ET
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Fire Scott...for what? No coach is any better than his roster. The Cavaliers front office has made one bonehead move after another. What difference does it make who's holding the clipboard?

IMO... So far, they seem to be on the right track as far as their rebuilding. I think they got the best available players in the draft. TT is starting to turn heads with his development and I expect Waiters to do the same next season. They certainly dont have any crazy contracts, like my Kicks did with Buffet Curry...

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April 8, 2013  01:04 PM ET

Byron's time in Cleveland is as good as gone considering the market of available NBA coaches that are far better than Byron Scott. There's Nate McMillan, Larry Brown, Flip Saunders, Stan van gundy and Phil Jackson just to name a few. I believe in giving chances when they are warranted, but in the case of Byron Scott, his tenure as cavs coach far from warrants an extension.

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April 8, 2013  05:51 PM ET
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Byron's time in Cleveland is as good as gone considering the market of available NBA coaches that are far better than Byron Scott. There's Nate McMillan, Larry Brown, Flip Saunders, Stan van gundy and Phil Jackson just to name a few. I believe in giving chances when they are warranted, but in the case of Byron Scott, his tenure as cavs coach far from warrants an extension.

It's time to let him go and move on with someone new, LBJ isn't coming back with Scott at the helm.

 
April 11, 2013  03:05 PM ET

... Irving often has credited the coach for helping him through a first season that culminated with Rookie of the Year honors.

Let's see... How would "I Love L.A." say it...

"That was then. This is now Bro."

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