NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers part company with coaches
Cleveland and Philadelphia have parted company with their head coaches after the conclusion of the regular season.
Last Updated: 18/04/13 5:15pm
The Cavaliers announced that Byron Scott has been sacked after three difficult seasons in charge, during which time the team won only 64 games.
They finished this season with a 24-58 record, the third-worst in the NBA, as they again took the wooden spoon in the Central Division.
Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant said: "I have tremendous respect for Byron professionally and a great deal of admiration for him personally.
"At the same time, it is critical for where we are as a team to ensure that we capitalise on every opportunity for development and success and we have fallen short of that on the court.
"I believe we needed to make this change in order to get to a better position to achieve our goals."
Scott added: "I want to thank Chris Grant, Dan Gilbert and the Cavaliers organization for the opportunity I had to coach this team the last three seasons.
"I am proud of the progress that many of our players have made and greatly appreciate the dedication of my coaches and our team in our efforts to attain the success we all desired."
Meanwhile, the 76ers are also searching for a new coach after Doug Collins resigned, although he will remain with the club in a consultancy role.
Philadelphia struggled to overcome the loss of star centre Andrew Bynum to injury as they slumped to a 34-48 record to miss out on the play-offs for the first time since Collins took over three seasons ago.