HoopsHype Byron Scott rumors
Scott said he didn’t mince his words with his players Saturday. “It (porous defense) doesn’t set well with me at all,” he said. “I didn’t take it out on them this morning, but I let them know that it doesn’t set well with me. The one thing we are looking for at that end of the floor is consistency. “We talked about the effort and the effort has gotten better, but the consistency every single night we want done and it’s what I’m looking for.” Orange County Register
Before a recent game, Byron Scott said he told his players "doubt kills dreams." The Los Angeles Lakers coach was just getting warmed up. "I told them that I have no doubt that we will win a championship in my tenure here as head coach," Scott told ESPN.com this week, "because I know this organization. But I do know it's going to take some patience. It's a process." ESPN.com
Wait. A championship? "I agree," Lakers star Kobe Bryant told ESPN.com when asked about Scott's remark. Why? "Faith," Bryant continued. "The Lakers' track record. This organization is really good about turning around, period. We don't have many dry years." ESPN.com
Scott said he wasn’t too sure if the team’s problems on the defensive side can be fix and will evaluate how the team plays over the next few game. But he was not pleased about what happened on Wednesday. “We just did a terrible job defensively,” Scott said. “That was the worst defense we played preseason and all the way up to this particular point. We're not even close to our expectations, or at least mine." Sports Illustrated
As evidenced by the comments on the video, fans appeared upset at Nash for playing golf not long after the Lakers announced that he would be sidelined for the remainder of the season because of recurring back issues. Lakers coach Byron Scott defended Nash after practice Thursday. "There's a whole lot of people who don't understand the difference between golf and basketball," Scott said at the team's practice facility in El Segundo, California. "Unfortunately, you have people like that. The guy is hurt and can't play this year. But that doesn't mean he can't enjoy himself and have some fun while going through rehab and everything else. It probably doesn't look good [publicly], but relax." ESPN.com
Bill Oram: Byron Scott said he intended to reach out to Steve Nash today and asked a Lakers employee for his number. Strange he didn't already have it? Twitter @billoram
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