Scott Fired as Hornets CoachGM Takes Over on Bench
WEST WEGO, La. - The New Orleans Hornets have fired coach Byron
Scott and named general manager Jeff Bower as his replacement.
In a statement released Thursday, owner George Shinn said the
move gives the Hornets the best opportunity "to reach our goals
The Hornets also announced that former New Orleans head coach
Tim Floyd, who Scott replaced, will be one of Bower's top
New Orleans lost 124-104 at Phoenix on Wednesday, falling to 3-6
on the season.
When Scott took over as coach following the 2003-04 season, he
was the Hornets' third coach in three seasons. He was the NBA coach
of the year in 2008, when Chris Paul led the Hornets to a 56-26