After two of the worst seasons in franchise history, the Los Angeles Lakers will be looking for a new head coach.
The Lakers fired head coach Byron Scott on Sunday, according to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Scott went 38-126 in two seasons with the franchise, winning just 21 games in 2014-15 before finishing with just 17 wins this past season.
The Los Angeles Lakers have fired coach Byron Scott, league sources tell @TheVertical
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 25, 2016
While Lakers fans will best remember Scott’s tenure for the losing, his inability to adapt to modern times by embracing the three-point shot and his hard-nosed approach to the young players is likely what also led to his firing.
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The move isn’t all that surprising, it’s the timing of the move that is a bit perplexing. Two of the top head coaches on the market, Scott Brooks and Tom Thibodeau, were both hired this past week as the Lakers clung on to Scott as the head coach.
As has been the case for the past three years, the Lakers organization doesn’t seem to have a clear plan as to what they want to actually do.