Byron Scott Blames Jim Buss Too.

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Skyeword
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"According to Outside the Lines, Scott recently gave an assessment of the job Lakers executive vice president of basketball operations Jim Buss is doing, and Scott feels that if Buss were doing a good job then he would still be coaching the team"

Byron think he still ought to be the Head Coach

Dave
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That takes away from Byron's credibility as an analyst then, lol. No, firing him was certainly the right move.

Luke...
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but if that is his stance that it's Jim's fault... then Byron would have never been the coach. not because he was a bad hire from the outset... but because i am taking it that Scott means if Buss were better we would have better players. But then D'Antoni would have looked better, and Brown before him would also have looked better. So, sure, Scott had the worse squad of those 3 coaches, but blame cannot be put on one head alone. Many hold the fault for last year, and Scott being one of them.

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Luke... wrote:
but if that is his stance that it's Jim's fault... then Byron would have never been the coach. not because he was a bad hire from the outset... but because i am taking it that Scott means if Buss were better we would have better players. But then D'Antoni would have looked better, and Brown before him would also have looked better. So, sure, Scott had the worse squad of those 3 coaches, but blame cannot be put on one head alone. Many hold the fault for last year, and Scott being one of them.

It's everyone's fault but himself and Kobe's. I don't even know why anyone even listens to Byron anymore. We had to listen to 2 years of this BS in his press conferences.

As I said many times previously, if he had given the rookies chances last year he wouldn't have put himself under pressure to be fired. Instead he played the vets and tried to "win". The guy is no longer fit for coaching in the modern NBA. He has no use for analytics, has terrible communication skills, refuses to acknowledge he can be at fault for his coaching decisions, has no offense and don't get me started on the "they better be ready for some defense". Good riddance Byron. Move on with your life, the NBA will never hire you again.

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Luke... wrote:
but if that is his stance that it's Jim's fault... then Byron would have never been the coach. not because he was a bad hire from the outset... but because i am taking it that Scott means if Buss were better we would have better players. But then D'Antoni would have looked better, and Brown before him would also have looked better. So, sure, Scott had the worse squad of those 3 coaches, but blame cannot be put on one head alone. Many hold the fault for last year, and Scott being one of them.

I think that's a good way of summing it all up. Sure hate this is still a topic because all that's over and done. Time for the future.

FrankBecerra
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I do not miss Byron Scott coaching the team at all!

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FrankBecerra wrote:
I do not miss Byron Scott coaching the team at all!

I doubt anyone on here misses Byron.

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Wow. So true^. I know I certainly don't miss him, either. Never wanted him, in the first place.

And then there's Scott's new book, "SLAM DUNK SUCCESS: Leading From Every Position on Life's Court".

The title, alone, seriously has me ROFL'n.

This^, from the guy who while coach in Cleveland, fined his players for being late to practice because they were caught in a heavy blizzard. Worst in-season record in our storied Laker history; Second longest losing streak in NBA history as the Cavs coach. Loads of negative reviews from far too many former players. His draconian style is best-suited for being the coach at a high school for troubled youth, and not much else.

Not to mention that he would have never been picked to coach the Lakers, had he not been one of their former players; as his track-record, alone (and without that one, single factor of being their former player), not only spoke volumes about his outdated, short-sighted, and myopic view of 21st century NBA Basketball, but to his severe lack of leadership, humility, and communication skills, as well.

The only good he served while Laker coach, is that he most likely was at least somewhat responsible for enhancing our draft status, and nothing more.

This guy couldn't lead his way out of a paper bag. No thank you and good riddance.

But I just might buy his book for the purpose of some good, ironic laughter whilst on the toilet, though!

FrankBecerra
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I think his book made the New York Times worse seller list.

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FrankBecerra wrote:
I think his book made the New York Times worse seller list.

^Yup. And I certainly hope they stock it in the comedy section, where it belongs!

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Hey Byron, if my aunt had balls, she'd be my uncle.


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