Sunday, April 24, 2016

Report: Lakers Fire Byron Scott

According to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski, The Los Angeles Lakers have fired head coach Byron Scott.

Scott has coached the Lakers to a 38-126 record over the past two seasons.


Scott took criticism not just for his record with the Lakers, but for his treatment of young players. He famously sees himself as an "old-school" coach, and had downplayed the significance of 3-pointers in general and playing time for rookies.

The move isn't surprising but the timing of it is. The Lakers made this move after other teams already hired big-name coaches. The Washington Wizards sign Scott Brooks and the Minnesota Timberwolves hired Tom Thibodeau.

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