Unencumbered By LeBron's Drama, Byron Scott Takes On Rebuilding Cavaliers

Byron Scott may be less unfortunate in the situation he has inherited than a lot of people seem to think he is.  Yes, it is true that a 60-win season next year seems like a pipe dream, but Scott has faced challenges before, and has taken teams in deep trouble and turned them into playoff teams, and in the case of New Jersey, into a Finals team.

Perhaps the job of re-making Cleveland is perfectly suited for Scott, and perhaps losing LeBron James - and the drama which he brought to the table recently - gives Scott the chance to once again start at a disadvantage and turn lemons into lemonade.

Terry Pluto explores Scott's attitude toward rebuilding in this column; a column which makes one feel much better about the Cavs' chances of coming back, if not with a vengeance for a year or two, at least to being a contending team again in short order.

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