CLEVELAND - A person familiar with Cleveland's decision says the Cavaliers have exercised the option on coach Byron Scott's contract for the 2013-14 season.
The team decided to pick up the option less than a week before Scott begins his third season with the club, said the person who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the Cavs' policy is to not make player or staff contracts public
Scott is 40-108 in his two seasons with Cleveland, but the team has been impressed with his development of the its young roster, which includes point guard Kyrie Irving, the NBA's reigning rookie of the year.
Scott took over the Cavs in the season following superstar LeBron James' departure. He signed a three-year deal -- with the Cavs holding the fourth-year option -- without knowing if James would be back.