Hornets Stand By Their Coach, Scott Will Return

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Hornets are sticking with head coach Byron Scott for at least one more season.

Team president Hugh Weber says the franchise was disappointed by its first-round exit from the playoffs but that the entire organization shares responsibility. Weber added that Scott has not expressed an interest in leaving and that any interest other teams may have in the coach is "not an issue."

Meanwhile, Hornets executive Chad Shinn, son of owner George Shinn, said the team also sees two-time All-Star David West as a key part of the team, saying it is "very unlikely" that West would be traded.