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Byron Scott Has Not Received Offer; Camp Seems Upset

The Cleveland Cavaliers denied rumors Tuesday that they’ve made the decision to make Los Angeles Lakers’ assistant Brian Shaw their next head coach.

The other leading candidate, Byron Scott (and agent Brian McInerney), seems to believe that Shaw is the choice, however, according to a report from AOL Fanhouse’s Sam Amick.

In an e-mail to Fanhouse, McInerney had harsh words about the Cavs' coaching search.

“We assumed that due [to] a week of miscommunications with the organization, which continually required on the record correcting, (Cavaliers general manager) Chris Grant was aware of our disappointment in media driven coaching search. As a week of ‘corrected’ media reports from ‘our camp’ indicated, we did not appreciate Cavalier executives going ‘off the record’ and creating incorrect news with writers, or at least as was repeatedly told to us by those journalists,” McInerney, wrote FanHouse.

“There was no offer or contract to withdraw, so issuing a statement that one was being withdrawn only gave credence to a fictional story. There was no reason to speak to LeBron James since there was nothing to discuss.”

McInerney also issued the following statement on behalf of his client, leaving no mystery as to who Scott’s camp think is the next head coach of the Cavaliers:

“Coach Scott welcomes Coach Shaw into the ranks of head coaching, and as a Laker family brother, wishes him the best, until the final two minutes of any game where they are competing against each other.”

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