Hornets' big season earns Scott NBA Coach of Year award

Updated: April 28, 2008, 8:35 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

As recently as the 2004-05 season, the New Orleans Hornets were an NBA joke with an 18-64 record. It looks like the coach of that team, Byron Scott, will get the last laugh.

Before the Hornets take on the Dallas Mavericks in Game 5 of their first-round Western Conference playoff series on Tuesday, Scott will be named the NBA Coach of the Year, according to multiple media reports. ESPN.com confirmed the reports on Monday night.

New Orleans sent a media advisory Monday afternoon, ...

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