Cavaliers coach Byron Scott has no intention of leaving Cleveland anytime soon, according to The Akron Beacon Journal.
Rumors have linked Scott with the Los Angeles Lakers, should the LA head coach position come open. But Scott shot down that speculation:
"I love where I am. I love the situation I'm in and I've got the right people around me," Scott told the Beacon Journal prior to a summer league game in Las Vegas this week. "I tell people that in L.A. that ask me all the time about if that Laker job comes open. I am happy as hell here."
Scott, who is entering the third and final guaranteed season on his contract, added that while Cleveland hasn't made any headline-grabbing free agency moves, he supports decisions by the front office. The team passed on free agents such as O.J. Mayo and Michael Beasley, but that's fine with Scott:
"As a coach, you want to win now. You want all the ammo you can get," Scott said. "I understand our process and our game plan....
"I'm in this for the long run," he said. "I'm in this thing for the long haul where we can be good and successful for years to come. Just like any other coach, I want to win now and I want all the pieces to be there. Sometimes patience is the best thing you can do and understanding the whole situation. I understand completely where we are and what we have to do."
Scott reportedly has the full support of Cavaliers brass despite his 40-108 overall record.
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