This year’s Lakers team has as much drama as the Kardashians, is there something in the water in Los Angeles?
The latest rumors flying around are about head coach Byron Scott and his job security for the rest of this season. The L.A. Times are reporting that Byron Scott has until the end of this season to prove that the Lakers are improving or he’ll be fired.
“People close to the organization think this season’s final 2½ months are a trial of sorts. It would help Scott’s chances if the young players showed growth and the games were more competitive. There has to be hope, not despair.” – LA Times
Byron Scott had this to say about the rumblings:
“I am who I am,” Scott told The Times. “Pat Riley wasn’t easy on us. Larry Brown wasn’t easy on me [in Indiana]. I think that’s the reason I was successful because I had a coach that pushed me and tried to get the very best out of me.
“As far as I’m concerned, I’m no different. I want to see how great these guys can be. I want to push them to the limit. I want to push them to things they’ve never done before. If that’s being too tough, so be it.”
Byron will have to make getting along with his rookie PG top priority if he hopes to return next season.