Byron Scott Rumors

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But according to one former coach, Jackson is undermining Hornacek and should sooner fire him than continue to send out potentially conflicting messages. “If I was Jeff, I would be a little disappointed in Phil coming down and being in coaches meetings,” Byron Scott, who was fired as coach of the Lakers after last season, said on ESPN. “Not if you in there every once in a while, that’s fine. On the court advising players and things like that (I’d be disappointed). Because you might have told a player one thing and now Phil goes over there and tells him something completely different. “You hired him to be your coach, let him be your coach. Kind of stay out a little bit. If you want to coach, fire him and take over like you did Derek Fisher. It’s really that simple. I think right now if I was Jeff, I would feel a little uncomfortable. I would feel some flames underneath my feet.”
“Cleveland insisted that I went to play in the Summer League or they would pull their offer,” he said. “I told them that I would be tending to my mother who was undergoing treatment for breast cancer and it seemed to be good, but in that offseason they were in limbo with LeBron leaving and not having a head coach.” It was this level of confusion that extinguished the chance of McCants playing in the NBA. “Byron Scott was eventually hired and he didn’t really know what was going on with my situation, so the media took the story that I didn’t show up to camp and ran with it and it ended up blowing my chance,” he said. “Hearing that story was really tough to listen to considering what I was actually going through.”
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Yesterday, the Lakers unveiled the name of the organization’s new training facility and Russell had high-praise for his new coach. Via Lakers Nation: “He’s one of the best people I know, as far as off the court,” Russell said of his new head coach on Wednesday. “c I feel like I can call him anytime. He’s not like a head coach that will sit back and just watch his other coaches and colleagues just train other players, he’s always involved. He’ll get out there and play with you if he wants. It’s just great to have a young coach like him in the building.”
3 months ago via SLAM
Storyline: Scott-Russell Dynamic