Byron Scott Rumors
Scott experienced that when the Lakers decided on Sunday night not to exercise the team option on his third year. “I appreciate being given the opportunity to coach the Los Angeles Lakers,” Scott said in a statement released through his agent to the Southern California News Group. “Of course, my desire was to directly assist with rebuilding my former team. I knew, as I believe all involved knew, this was not going to be a quick turnaround. I wish the organization luck and look forward to seeing them again in the business we all love.”
First and foremost, who is calling the shots in L.A.? Scott’s dismissal bore all the signs that Buss and GM Mitch Kupchak had made the call. League sources indicated that Scott believed into the weekend that he’d survive and have his third-year option picked up. Something changed, but team president Jeanie Buss, who has taken a more active role in team affairs, did not play a role in Scott’s firing, a league source said.