Lawrence Frank fired as Detroit Pistons coach

Lawrence Frank fired as Detroit Pistons coach

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 18 (UPI) -- The Detroit Pistons on Thursday fired Coach Lawrence Frank after two seasons in which the Pistons were a combined 40 games under .500.
Bryon Scott fired as coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers

Bryon Scott fired as coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers

CLEVELAND, April 18 (UPI) -- Byron Scott was fired Thursday, ending a three-year tenure as coach of the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers.

Cavaliers' Varejao out with broken wrist

CLEVELAND, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Cleveland center Anderson Varejao is likely to be out for weeks with a broken right wrist, the Cavaliers said Saturday.

NBA: New Orleans 110, Phoenix 103

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Darren Collison scored nine points during a late-game run Thursday that lifted the New Orleans Hornets to a 110-103 victory over Phoenix.

NBA: New Orleans 110, LA Clippers 102

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- David West's 24 points helped nail down the first win for New Orleans Hornets Coach Jeff Bower Tuesday in a 110-102 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.

NBA: Portland 86, New Orleans 78

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- LaMarcus Aldridge helped Portland dominate the second half Friday and the Trail Blazers spoiled the coaching debut of Jeff Bower by downing New Orleans 86-78.
New Orleans Hornets fire Coach Byron Scott

New Orleans Hornets fire Coach Byron Scott

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The New Orleans Hornets announced the firing of Coach Byron Scott after the team's disappointing 3-6 start.
Byron Scott is NBA coach of the year

Byron Scott is NBA coach of the year

NEW YORK, April 29 (UPI) -- New Orleans Coach Byron Scott was voted the NBA's coach of the year after leading the Hornets to a record in wins and the team's first division title.

Willis Reed gets VP job with Hornets

NEW ORLEANS, June 29 (UPI) -- The New Orleans Hornets announced Tuesday that former NBA great Willis Reed is the team's new vice president of operations.

Byron Scott named coach of Hornets

NEW YORK, May 28 (UPI) -- Byron Scott was introduced Friday as the new coach of the NBA's New Orleans Hornets.

New Jersey Nets cut Byron Scott loose

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Byron Scott apparently will not get a chance to lead the New Jersey Nets to the NBA Finals for the third straight year.

Report: Kidd wants Scott canned

NEW YORK, July 10 (UPI) -- It appears basketball's most wanted free agent has created an unexpected stir.
Byron Scott
VAP96022502-25FEB96-VANCOUVER, B.C., CANADA: Vancouver Grizzlies' Byron Scott fakes a drive to the basket past San Antonio Spurs' Avery Johnson (#6) and Will Perdue (#41) while passing to the point as Vancouver Grizzlies' Bryant Reeves looks on during the first half , February 25, at General Moters Place in Vancouver, B.C. UPI rv/H. Ruckemann

Selected by San Diego Clippers

Byron Antom Scott (born March 28, 1961, in Ogden, Utah) is a retired American National Basketball Association player and current head coach of the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers. He was formerly the head coach of the NBA's New Jersey Nets and New Orleans Hornets. He attended Arizona State University. He was an important component of the Los Angeles Lakers championship teams of the mid-to-late 1980s. Scott grew up in Inglewood, California and played at Morningside High School, in the shadow of what was then the Lakers' home arena, The Forum.

Selected by the San Diego Clippers with the 4th pick of the 1983 NBA Draft, he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in 1983 in exchange for Norm Nixon. During his playing career, Scott suited up for the Lakers, Indiana Pacers and Vancouver Grizzlies. Scott was a key player for the Lakers during the Showtime era, being a starter alongside Magic Johnson, James Worthy, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He played for the Lakers for 10 consecutive seasons (1983–1993). During that time he won 3 NBA championships (1985, 1987, 1988). As a rookie, he was a member of the 1984 all-rookie team, averaging 10.6 PPG in 22 MPG. He led the NBA in three-point field goal percentage (.433) in 1984-85. 1987-88 was his best season, leading the world champion Lakers in scoring, averaging a career-best 21.7 ppg, and in steals (1.91 spg). Although he was an excellent player and an integral part of one of the greatest teams in NBA history, Byron Scott was never selected to play in the NBA All-Star game. He was the Lakers' starting shooting guard from 1984 until 1993. In 1996-97, the last year of Scott's playing career in the NBA, he went back to the Lakers and proved to be a valuable mentor for a team led by Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal.

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