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Byron Scott wishes he played Lakers veterans more

Byron Scott believes he could have helped save his job with the Los Angeles Lakers if he spent less time trying to develop young players and more time playing his veterans. One of the biggest criticisms of Scott over the past two years is that he alienated younger players with his old-school mentality. In an interview with Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News, Scott said he...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

After firing by Lakers, Byron Scott still wants to coach in NBA

Byron Scott was the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers during the worst two-season run in franchise history. After finishing with a combined overall record of 38-126, the Lakers made a coaching change. However, Scott was shocked that the Lakers no longer wanted him as their head coach. “I was ‘blindsided’ by it, I figured I at least had another year to get this thing turned...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Scott was 'blindsided' by 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...
Via Sportsnaut
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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
April 25, 2016  |  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
April 25, 2016  |  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
April 20, 2016  |  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
April 15, 2016  |  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
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Byron Scott blasts Lakers for lack of pride after blowout

The Los Angeles Lakers suffered their worst loss of the season Monday night, and head coach Byron Scott was understandably disgusted after the game. The Utah Jazz pummeled the Lakers by a score of 123-75. The 48-point loss is now tied for the biggest blowout in franchise history, a mark that was set against the Los Angeles Clippers in 2014. It was just the sixth time in franchise...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Byron Scott: I'm done benching young players in fourth quarter

Lakers head coach Byron Scott vowed on Sunday that he is done benching the team’s young players during fourth quarters, per Bill Oram of the Orange County Register. Byron Scott says he is done benching young players for the fourth quarter. Going forward, they will play in fourth quarter “no matter what.” — Bill Oram (@billoram) March 20, 2016 Amongst several other penal...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss
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