Byron Scott didn’t see his firing from the Lakers coming and he hasn’t stopped talking about it since.
Most recently he spoke to Mark Medina of the LA Daily News:
“If I knew this was coming, I would have played Lou [Williams], Brandon [Bass] and guys like that a whole lot more,” Scott said, referring to his veterans in an interview with this newspaper. “They gave me the best chance to win.”
“Young guys are young guys.” Scott said. “You hope sooner or later with all those guys that the light bulb comes on and you get that ‘aha moment’ where they can say, ‘I got it and understand what you’re talking about it. We had those moments very sparingly.”
It’s understandable to be upset after your bosses set one expectation and then fire you for not following a different expectation. But it’s the NBA and just like in love and war, there are no rules as is to what is right or wrong. These owners and GM’s are out here trying to win championships.