NDEPENDENCE, Ohio • The Cleveland Cavaliers have fired coach Byron Scott after three losing seasons.
Scott went 64-166 with the Cavs, who were weakened by injuries this season but also showed little progress. Scott was informed he would not be coming back on Thursday, one day after Cleveland closed a frustrating season with its sixth straight loss and finished 24-58 the NBA's third-worst record.
Scott has one season left on his contract. The Cavs picked up his option for 2014 in October.