Chat with Cavaliers FSN Ohio Analyst Scott Williams
|Scott Williams begins his first season as color analyst for the 40 Cavaliers games to be telecast on FSN Ohio. Williams brings his extensive NBA experience and joins veteran play-by-play announcer, Michael Reghi, to provide insight and critical analysis during Cavaliers games. Williams spent the 2004-05 season with the Cavaliers where he played in 19 games.|
Do you have a question for Scott? Send your questions below and be sure to tune in at 3:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 21st to check out Scott's answers!
Scott Williams (3:11 PM)
AFter a 15 yhear career, I feel I was blessed and I would not trade my career for anyone's. Now I feel further even feel further blessed to call games for the Cavs. I have to thank my play-by-play partner Michael Reghi, Austin Carr, and none of this would be possible without the support of Dan GIlbert, David Katzman, and Steve Cicurel, and my bosses at FSN when they hired me, Tom Farmer and Steve Liberoni. I'm ready to take your questions.
Ryan C (Findlay)
Hi Scott, Keep up the good work on FSN, you do a great job. My Question pertains to team chemistry. Being around the NBA for as many years as you have, I would imagine that you have been in several situations with groups of new team members. I think we all can agree that the Cavs are not totally "gellin" like a true team should. How long should we excpect for a team with this many new faces on it to start playing like a quality NBA team with good on-court chemistry? Thanks!
Scott Williams (3:13 PM)
Thanks Ryan for the kind comments. team chemisty is very important for the success of a season. The Cavs are further along than most teams would be when adding ownership, coach, and new players. This process takes upwards of a season or two for it to fully develop.
Jon Schulz,( Kirland)
I was lucky enough to live outside Chicago when the Bulls became of age and started winning championships.I also know that a Bulls practice session was often a brutal task.Micheal Jordan was such a fierce competitor and leader in practice even more so than in games.Do you see any similarities or differences between LeBron and the Cavaliers practice sessions? Are they even close to that level of greatness and is LeBron close to being capable of that leader?
Scott Williams (3:15 PM)
Very right, practices in Chicago were sometimes tougher than games. Quite often the Bulls teams dominated the easier competition. LeBron approaches practice the same way Michael did. Every competition he wants to win, and that leads to very productive and spiritive situations. The leadership he demonstrates in practices translates to game nights on the floor. He separates himself with his intensity level in the way he prepares himselfs for the nightly contests.
Brittany Crow (Swanton)
What has been your most memorable moment so far?
Scott Williams (3:16 PM)
Brittany, thanks for the question. As a player in 1992 Championship, Game 6 against the Blazers. I got to play the entire fourth quarter and we won the ball game in Chicago Stadium which I believe was one of the loudest areans in NBA history.
Ted (Ashland, OH)
Scott, I've seen you on FSN Ohio for a few games this season and I think you are a pretty polished broadcaster for a "rookie"! Which t.v. sports broadcasters do you look up to the most and why?
Scott Williams (3:18 PM)
I love John Madden, and I am a big fan of Monday Night Football. Not always grammatically correct, but very colorful. I also admire Doug Collins. He is always prepared, insightful, and does a great job painting the picture of the action on the court.
Free throws are important to the game and can win or lose a game. How often do teams practice free throws? Also do you think some one can break Mark Price's all time free throw percentage?
Scott Williams (3:20 PM)
Teams will practice free throws daily and will spend a good deal of time practicing them after a hrad stretch of games since it is not as physical in nature. It is always done daily. All records are made to be broken, but Mark Price's record is impressive.
Derrick E. Vaughan
Dear Scott, being a former N. Carolina Tar Heel how do you feel about the 5 winningest college basketball programs of All-Time Kentucky, UNC, UCLA, Kansas, and Duke celebrating 500 years of college play during the 2006-07 season. They are known as "The Phat 5 of College Basketball". It 's once in a life time history.
Scott Williams (3:23 PM)
I wasn't aware of the celebration, but I am aware of the overall success of those 5 programs. I am very proud of the 2005 National Champion Tar Heels. I also will enjoy following all of the teams at UNC for years to come. I hope the viewers don't get tired of my constant UNC references during the broadcasts. I, like Michael Jordan, are very proud of our school at Chapel Hill.
John A Mcdonald(Toronto)
Hey scott, do you like the City Cleveland
Scott Williams (3:25 PM)
I think Cleveland is a fantastic town as far as dining, nightlife, sports, and the people are friendly and warm. I just can't get used to the cold weather!
Do you think the Cavs will have a better finish or a better start this season? Where do you see the Cavs stacked up in the division and Eastern Conference by season's end?
Scott Williams (3:28 PM)
I think the Cavs will finish stronger than they started. The new coaching staff will have had more time to implement their strategies and the players will have had time to learn those strategies. Our division is tough, a lot of the teams in the Central will beat each other up through the season. It will be tough to win the division because of how Detroit has played, but I think the Cavs will finish with a 4-6 seed and compete with getting out of the first round of the playoffs.
AustinCav (Nags Head, North Carolina)
Can Ira Newble's return to the Cavs make that much of a difference and if so how?
Scott Williams (3:30 PM)
Ira Newble's return can make a difference that will be seen on the defensive end of the floor. Ira is a fantastic ball-pressuring, ball-hawking defended who's approach is unselfish and infectuous and helps the overall goodwill of the team. That is why coaches love having him on the floor.
Scott Williams (3:31 PM)
I thank everyone for their fine questions. I look forward to the Cavs in the playoffs. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! I'm on my way to see King Kong at the theater now. Peter Jackson is my favorite directory!