CLEVELAND (AP) — Byron Scott has accepted Cleveland’s coaching job, his agent told The Associated Press.
Brian McInerney said in an e-mail that the sides are working through some final details, but that Scott has agreed to become Cleveland’s next coach — with or without free agent LeBron James. The team is expected to announce Scott’s hiring later on Thursday, just as James hits the market and begins hearing offers from other teams.
Scott previously coached in New Jersey and New Orleans. The 49-year-old won three NBA titles as a player and took the Nets to two finals as a coach.
The Cavs have been looking for a coach since Mike Brown was fired on May 24, ending a five-year run with the club.
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