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Cavs General Manager Chris Grant made the announcement just before midnight on July 1st. on Cavs.com. “He is a strong leader with a proven track record of winning in both the regular season and the playoffs. We’re confident Coach Scott will positively impact the strong culture we have put in place here in Cleveland over the past five years,” said Grant.

Scott spent time as dead coach of the New Jersey Nets, where he led them to NBA Finals appearances in 2002 and 2003. He also led the New Orleans Hornets to the Western Conference’s second seed in 2007-2008 and was also named NBA Coach of the Year that season.

“I want to thank Chris Grant and Dan Gilbert and the entire ownership group for this great opportunity. In meeting with Dan and Chris I could tell they have a solid team and family approach to everything and that really impressed me,” said the Cavaliers’ new skipper, Byron Scott. “The deeper we got into these discussions, the better I felt about the situation. This is a great job and an impressive organization and I am very happy to be a part of it. Everything about it just felt like a really good fit for both me and the team. I am anxious to get going and to build on the success the Cavaliers have experienced in recent years.”

A 14-year NBA veteran, Scott, won three NBA titles with the Lakers. Scott will be the 18th head coach in team history. He replaces Mike Brown. The Cavaliers will make an official announcement today at 3 PM at the Cleveland Clinic Courts.

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