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Byron Scott ‘blindsided’ by the Los Angeles Lakers firing him

It took the Los Angeles Lakers a week into their offseason to fire head coach Byron Scott. The move had been widely expected, but the Lakers’ decision to hold off on the move did catch a lot of people by surprise. A couple days after Los Angeles officially announced that Golden State Warriors assistant Luke Walton will be the team’s new head coach, Scott opened up about its decision...
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Jeanie Buss says she wasn’t expecting Byron Scott to be fired

This one’s probably bad news for everyone still holding out hope that the Lakers’ front office isn’t a totally garbled mess. Lakers team president Jeanie Buss said on Tuesday that she didn’t know that head coach Byron Scott would be fired, and that she wasn’t expecting such a change to be made, per Kristine Leahy of FOX Sports 1. Jeanie Buss says she didn't know Byron...
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Byron Scott’s girlfriend deletes meme after firing by Lakers

Cecilia Gutierrez, the girlfriend of Byron Scott, posted a meme on Instagram Monday that seemed to be a commentary on the Lakers’ decision to let her boyfriend go. Gutierrez posted a meme that said something was a “d— move.” It doesn’t take much to figure she was talking about the Lakers not picking up Scott’s option for next season. She later deleted the Instagram...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott’s coaching career a story of timing … and decline

It is virtually impossible — on Monday, April 25, 2016 — to sit in front of a keyboard or any other place on this planet and declare that Byron Scott is a coach other NBA organizations should want. Given the way Scott completely mis-coached the Los Angeles Lakers — who necessarily fired him Sunday night to the great joy of Laker fans everywhere — it is difficult to find...
Via Crossover Chronicles
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cheat Sheet: Byron Scott; Steph Curry; Islanders; A VERY GOOD DOG

The Lakers are looking for a new head coach, Steph Curry is headed for an MRI on his knee (UGH), the New York Islanders snapped a 23-year drought, and A VERY GOOD DOG. It’s go time… The Lakers (finally) fired Byron Scott The only shock about the Lakers firing Byron Scott on Sunday night is that it took this long. I mean, look at this record over two years: Byron Scott was...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Los Angeles Lakers fire head coach Byron Scott

It might have taken a bit longer than most anticipated, but the Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly fired embattled head coach Byron Scott following a disastrous 17-win 2015-16 campaign: The Los Angeles Lakers have fired coach Byron Scott, league sources tell @TheVertical — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) April 25, 2016 Scott, 55, led the Lakers to two of their worst seasons...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Brooks goes to D.C., where the absence of “D and C” matters most

Scott Brooks might have enabled the Washington Wizards to win the Eastern Conference championship in the NBA coaching carousel for 2016. (The Minnesota Timberwolves won the Western Conference title when they hired Tom Thibodeau.) That notion — specifically, that the Wizards might have done something better than any other team in the East — is precisely what makes Ernie Grunfeld’s...
Via Crossover Chronicles
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lakers deliberating whether to keep Byron Scott

Byron Scott’s job security may not be as locked in as he thinks it is with the Los Angeles Lakers. According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the Lakers are “deliberating whether to keep Byron Scott” for the 2016-17 season. This report comes just days after Scott proudly declared he “absolutely” believes he’ll be the head coach next year. In the same interview, he slammed any...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott: I'm 'a lot smarter' about basketball than critical fans

Byron Scott took a huge shot at critical Los Angeles Lakers fans who think he should be out of a job. Expressing his confidence in his job security Friday, Scott revealed he “absolutely” believes he’ll be coaching the Lakers next season, per Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News. He also said this to his critical fan base: Byron on fan criticism: "To be honest, I'm...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott on Nick Young: ‘He’s not here with us, mentally’

In some not-so-shocking news out of Los Angeles, Nick Young isn’t fully focused on basketball at the moment, at least according to Lakers coach Byron Scott. Days after a video taken by Young’s teammate D’Angelo Russell potentially jeopardized the forward’s engagement to rapper Iggy Azalea, Scott has placed Young on the inactive list. Via ESPN: “It has nothing to do...
Via The Comeback
27 days ago  |  Discuss

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