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Friday, April 24, 2015

Articles tagged: Byron Scott

Byron Scott: Opposing players tell me they want to play for Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the worst teams in the NBA, and the fact that they have Kobe Bryant is no longer helping. Bryant will turn 37 this summer and cannot stay healthy. How is a 19-53 team with an aging superstar planning to attract free agents? According to Lakers coach Byron Scott,…Read More

Byron Scott: Jason Kidd was ‘kind of known as being an A-hole’

When Jason Kidd had some of the best seasons of his career, Byron Scott was his coach. Scott helped lead the New Jersey Nets to back-to-back NBA Finals appearances in 2002 and 2003, when Kidd averaged a career-high 18.7 points per game. That does not mean the two got along. Scott was fired following a…Read More

Video proof Byron Scott told Jeremy Lin not to foul?

One of the more mystifying plays from the weekend came on Friday night when Kobe Bryant went nuts on Jeremy Lin for not fouling Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley in the final seconds of their game. Lin knew how silly the decision not to foul was and tried to say he was just following coach…Read More

Byron Scott goes off after Lakers’ loss: ‘Ever been to the zoo?’

The Los Angeles Lakers have won just three of their first 16 games this season, and head coach Byron Scott has finally seen enough. After Friday night’s 120-119 home loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, a visibly frustrated Scott went off on his team while speaking to reporters. “Sooner or later you get tired of getting…Read More

Byron Scott waiting for call back from Steve Nash

Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash was ruled out for the season last month after he suffered another back injury. With the team struggling, coach Byron Scott is hoping Nash can serve as a mentor for his 1-8 team. The problem is Nash won’t return Scott’s calls. “I would like to (hear from Nash), but…Read More

Byron Scott rips Lakers’ ‘terrible’ defense

Byron Scott was fuming over the Lakers’ poor defense displayed in a 109-102 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday. The Lakers are 1-7 and allowing 111.5 points per game, which is the worst mark in the league. The poor defense has left the head coach dumbfounded. “To be honest with you, most of…Read More

Byron Scott gets second interview with Lakers

Byron Scott said last month that he believes he is the perfect man for the Los Angeles Lakers coaching job, largely because of his close relationship with Kobe Bryant. The team may agree with him. The Lakers began their second round of coaching interviews on Tuesday by speaking to Scott for a second time. The…Read More

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