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Cleveland Cavaliers' Worst of the Century: Coach

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Feb 22, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; The Cleveland Cavaliers cheerleaders perform during a timeout in the fourth quarter during a game against the New Orleans Hornets at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-US PRESSWIRE
Feb 22, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; The Cleveland Cavaliers cheerleaders perform during a timeout in the fourth quarter during a game against the New Orleans Hornets at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-US PRESSWIRE

While the voting for the worst players at each position for the Cavaliers this century is over, they need someone truly terrible on the bench to "guide" them.

The Cavaliers certainly employed some people of late who probably could have done that job quite well. I'm going to profile all of the coaches they've had that got a real stint with the team since there aren't that many choices.

Read on after the jump.

Randy Wittman, 1999-2001: Wittman was 62-102 in his pair of seasons on the bench. The team finished 6th in the division both years. He didn't reach the playoffs with Cleveland.

John Lucas, 2001-2003: Lucas was 37-87 in his time with the Cavaliers. He was replaced by Keith Smart about halfway through his second season as head coach as the team was tanking in anticipation of the 2003 NBA Draft. He didn't reach the playoffs with Cleveland.

Paul Silas, 2003-2005: Silas was the boss at the start of the LeBron James era. He didn't last even two seasons and was just 69-77 in Cleveland. He too was replaced before he could finish two years. Brendan Malone took the helm in his place for the final 18 games in 2005. He didn't reach the playoffs with Cleveland.

Mike Brown, 2005-2010: Brown was 272-138 in his five seasons with the Cavaliers. He lost in the Eastern Conference Semifinals three times, Eastern Conference Finals once and the NBA Finals in 2007. His playoff record was 42-29 and he also won the 2008-2009 NBA Coach of the Year.

Byron Scott, 2010-2012: The current Cavaliers boss has a 40-108 record in two seasons but has the team turned around after the acquisition of star point guard Kyrie Irving. He has yet to reach the playoffs in Cleveland.

*Brendan Malone (8-10) and Keith Smart (9-31) also had brief stints coaching the Cavaliers since 2000.