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Byron Scott Interviewed For Cavs Head Coaching Position

While waiting for Tom Izzo to make a decision, the Cleveland Cavaliers interviewed former NBA player and coach Byron Scott.

His agent, Brian McInerney, talked to Fanhouse's Sam Amick this afternoon.

"They asked him what his view was on championships, talked about his mentality that you either win or you come home on your shield trying," McInerney said. "That being said, everything (information-wise) should go through the team."

Scott, who has long been rumored to want to take over for the Los Angeles Lakers' Phil Jackson when he retires, could be a favorite of LeBron James.

FanHouse learned that the Cavs star and free-agent-to-be inquired about Scott to Paul weeks ago, a possible indication that James has interest in Scott as his coach either for the Cavs or elsewhere. James is believed to prefer to play under a coach who has played in the league.

The question of whether Scott would take the job without James on the roster remains without an answer as well. The Inglewood native has been known to have a strong preference to stay on the West Coast, having lost touch with so many family and friends through the years coaching in New Jersey and Louisiana.

No decision is expected to be made until Izzo makes his decision.

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