June 29, 2010
Byron Scott told Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears that he would like the head-coaching job with the Cleveland Cavaliers regardless of whether Phil Jackson retires and leaves an opening with his former team, the Los Angeles Lakers, or LeBron James(notes) decides to go elsewhere.
"I'm not sitting and waiting on Phil Jackson," Scott told Spears. "That ain't me. I'm not waiting on anybody."
But he has not received an offer from the Cavaliers, Spears notes. Scott has gone through two interviews with the team as well as having numerous phone discussions.
Scott told Spears that his understanding is that the team wants to make a decision before the free-agency window opens Thursday. The Cavs met with Lakers assistant coach Brian Shaw on Monday to talk about the job.
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