NBA: Why Did Lakers Drop Head Coach Byron Scott?

Looks like there’s an open seat in the coaching staff of the Lakers.


According to reports, the LA Lakers fired Head Coach Byron Scott after two disappointing seasons with the Lakers.

Coach Scott’s latest campaign (2015-2016 season) ended with the franchise’s worst record at 17-65; the previous lowest mark was 21-61 (2014-2015 season). His two seasons with the Lakers ended with a record of 38-126.

The Lakers are now scouting for a new coach to take Scott’s place, but with Tom Thibodeau and Scott Brooks – the team’s top picks to be the next head coach – already signed up with a team, the coach-hunt does not look easy.

“We would like to thank Byron for his hard work, dedication and loyalty over the last two years but have decided it is in the best interest of the organization to make a change at this time,” Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak reportedly said in a statement.

The Lakers also saw the end of Kobe Bryant’s 20-year career with the franchise, where he scored a final game score of 60 points against Utah Jazz.

Who do you think should be the next coach of the Lakers?


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