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Tony's take on Byron's future

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Cleveland (WOIO) - Byron Scott has an impressive resume. Three-time NBA champion. 2008 NBA Coach of the Year. And too many other accolades to list. But even that trophy case may not be enough to save him here in Cleveland.

We all know what kind of mess Byron walked into three years ago, not knowing if LeBron would return, watching "The Decision" unfold, teaching teenage lottery picks on the fly, and seeing his starting line-up consistently depleted. But even with the adversity, any way you add up the numbers, they're not good.

Scott and his Cavaliers went into Wednesday's season finale in Charlotte with 24 wins and 57 losses. 33 games under .500. This, just a few months after hovering around the .500 mark. And some of those losses came after blowing huge, not big, huge leads...of 20 points or more.

Byron Scott didn't suddenly forget how to coach. He's been to the Finals twice as a head coach. But somehow, the effort, if not the message, came to a grinding halt down the stretch.

Dan Gilbert and Chris Grant have some tough decisions to make in the days and weeks to come, and it starts with the head coach.

But before you run Byron out of town, ask yourself this: who are they going to get that is better? And...when Scott's back home in L.A., coaching the Lakers, or Clippers, into contention, where will the Cavaliers be?

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