After losing to the Nets on Wednesday night, the Cavaliers tenth straight loss, head coach Byron Scott was asked if he was worried about losing his job. He simply replied, "Whatever happens, happens."
Scott reiterated that sentiment on Thursday at practice.
"I don't necessarily think I need to defend myself to the public or especially in the papers," Scott said. "I know what I'm doing here. I know what type of job I'm doing. I know what I'm given. I know what we're working with. I know the situation that we're under. So I don't really feel that I need to defend myself."
The Cavaliers picked up Scott's option for next season in October. It will pay him $4.5 million next season. In his three years as coach of the Cavaliers, Scott is 62-160. Tristan Thompson wants Scott to be the coach next season.
"All the rumors about Coach Scott (being on the) hot seat and all that crap, that's bogus. It's up to us to come out and compete and play hard because we're the ones out there. When he was out there playing, you guys know what happened. He won championships. So it's up to us to come out there and play.
"It comes to us as players, the starting five, and the bench, coming out and competing and playing like men. The whole thing with Coach Scott ... they've done what they needed to do. We need to come out there and be men and be pros and compete. They can't control that. That's up to us. Whatever you're saying about Coach Scott, he's doing his part and all the coaching staff is doing their part. We've got to step up as men and play."
The Cavaliers return to the floor Friday night against the Celtics in Boston.
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