Byron Scott signs contract extension

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Hornets signed the 2007-08 NBA Coach of the Year to a contract extension Wednesday, ensuring that Byron Scott will remain in New Orleans long term.

"I am very happy to sign an extension to stay here in New Orleans with the Hornets,” Scott said. “We, as a team, are a piece of the community of New Orleans. We are really growing into something special and there is no other place I would rather be. I have great assistant coaches, wonderful players, an intelligent general manager and an owner willing to do what it takes to win. I am looking forward to next season.”

A news conference has been scheduled for 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 4, at the New Orleans Arena. We expect to have full coverage of the event and audio interviews with Scott and other participants.