Byron Scott of the New Orleans Hornets was fired after his team got off to a disappointing 3-6 start, overall 203-216 while with the franchise.
Scott led the Hornets to the playoffs the last two seasons and was the 2008 Coach of the Year. The team also had its best season at 56-26, 1st in Southwest division.
The 3-time NBA champion was also fired in New Jersey after leading that team to two consecutive NBA Finals appearances in 2002 and 2003, but was released halfway through the 2003-04 season.
Though Scott’s coaching stats are merely average, he’s proven he can make the most out of mediocre teams.
While most hate to see others get fired, the creators of firebyronscott.com are probably celebrating; they finally got their wish.
Hornets GM Jeff Bower will replace Scott as the team’s head coach moving forward.