Byron Scott

Basketball Player-coach
Born Mar 28, 1961

Byron Antom Scott 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, but left school in his junior year to sign with the then San Diego Clippers. He was an important component of the Los Angeles Lakers championship teams of the mid-to-late 1980s.… Read More

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1961 Birth Born on March 28, 1961.


1983 22 Years Old 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. … Read More
As a rookie, he was a member of the 1984 all-rookie team, averaging 10.6 PPG in 22 MPG.


1996 35 Years Old 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.
1997 36 Years Old In the summer of 1997 Scott signed with the Greek League team Panathinaikos for the 1997-1998 season. … Read More
1998 37 Years Old Byron Scott began his NBA coaching career in 1998, when he began the first of two seasons as an assistant with the Sacramento Kings. … Read More
2000 39 Years Old In 2000, Scott took over a struggling New Jersey Nets team.


2001 - 2003 3 More Events
2004 43 Years Old Scott became the head coach of the New Orleans Hornets in 2004.
2005 44 Years Old In the 2005 - 06 and 2006 - 07 seasons, he guided the team to a pair of sub .500 seasons. … Read More
2007 46 Years Old In the 2007 - 08 season, Scott had his first winning season as the Hornets head coach. … Read More
2008 47 Years Old Byron Scott was named the head coach of the 2008 Western Conference All-Star team, and a few months after, he was awarded the 2007 - 2008 NBA coach of the year award. … Read More
2009 48 Years Old Scott was relieved from his head coaching duties for the Hornets on November 12, 2009, following a 3-6 start. … Read More
2010 49 Years Old On July 2, 2010, Scott was named head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. … Read More


2011 50 Years Old However, like his tenure in New Orleans, he was soon blessed with coaching another Rookie of the Year point guard, this time in Kyrie Irving, whom the Cavaliers selected first overall in the 2011 NBA Draft. … Read More
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