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Cavaliers Begin Contract Extension Talks with Byron Scott

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Feb 28, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott watches the game in the fourth quarter against the Boston Celtics at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-US PRESSWIRE
Feb 28, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott watches the game in the fourth quarter against the Boston Celtics at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-US PRESSWIRE

According to Bob Finnan of The News-Herald, the Cavaliers have officially began the discussions to keep Byron Scott on as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers:

The Cavs have opened dialogue on a contract extension for Scott, who is entering his third season as coach. "We'll take care of that somewhere down the line," Scott said. "People ask, ‘Do you really like Cleveland?' I love it. The perception of Cleveland is it's the ‘Mistake by the Lake.' I hope I'm here in the next five years. I enjoy what's going on."

In the wake of LeBron James' departure for South Beach, Coach Scott hasn't had much to work with in terms of talent on this team and his tenure has been pock-mocked by some pretty horrible moments. Yet, for every terrible moment (which let's not forget, includes a 50-100 box score in the third quarter against the Detroit Pistons and the worst losing streak in professional sports history), there have been flashes of brilliance. Upset victories against the Miami Heat, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers and Oklahoma City Thunder, and Kyrie Irving game winning drives have all helped to soothe the pains from some of the events of the past two seasons. While it's still early in the process, I'm hoping the Cavaliers and Scott come to an agreement. With some real talent to put around Kyrie Irving, I'd sure love to see what Coach Scott can get this team to do.