Former Cavaliers coach Byron Scott told The Plain Dealer today that he didn't think he got a fair shake from the team that fired him on Thursday.

"I'm disappointed, more than anything,'' Scott said in a telephone interview. "I don't think I got a fair shake.''

Scott was informed of his firing on Thursday morning, after the team lost 16 of its last 18 games to finish this season 24-58. That gave him a three-year record of 64-166.

He said he spent several hours at the Cavs practice facility in Independence on Thursday, exchanging words, hugs and tears with players before leaving about 2 p.m. He expects to return to his home in California on Saturday, but will come back at least once to pack up his office.

"I'll land on my feet,'' he said.

Scott was unavailable for comment on Thursday, though he did issue a statement through the team, thanking the Cavs for the opportunity and saying how much he and his wife, Anita, enjoyed their time in Cleveland.