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San Jose Mercury News

Byron Scott: Not too early to talk Golden State Warriors greatness

Lakers coach, and Lakers great, Byron Scott says Warriors need to forget about comparisons.

Orange County Register

Warriors coach Luke Walton says Kobe Bryant still strikes fear in opponents

OAKLAND – Believe it or not, the Warriors actually put in the work to come up with a game plan for the two-win Lakers. It started with Kobe Bryant, even though the aging superstar is posting the worst shooting numbers of his career. Entering...

Orange County Register

Portland scores 10 points in a row to close out 107-93 victory against the Lakers

LOS ANGELES – The Lakers had staged a comeback, no small feat for a team that has found winning games such an impossible task. They had cut Portland’s 10-point fourth quarter lead to three points. Then from the bench rose the man Coach Byron...

Orange County Register

Lakers coach Scott preaches patience with D'Angelo Russell, Julius Randle

LOS ANGELES – All that talk about bringing D’Angelo Russell along slowly isn’t just idle chatter. Coach Bryon Scott has said developing young players takes time, possibly a long time. Scott said there’s no one more than he who wants the...

San Francisco Chronicle

Warriors interim head coach tells team to go for NBA’s best start

Warriors interim head coach tells team to go for NBA’s best start The league’s best-ever start of 15-0 was set by the Washington Capitols in 1948 and matched by the Houston Rockets in 1993. Red Auerbach’s Capitols went on to lose in the championship series to the Minneapolis Lakers, but Hakeem Olajuwon’s Rockets beat the New York Knicks in the NBA Finals. Curry said most of his teammates were aware of the 15-0 record, but it didn’t seem like a realistic goal until this week, when the Warriors beat Toronto, the Clippers and Chicago in a four-day span to move to 14-0. The...

Orange County Register

Final: Lakers fall to Raptors despite playing Kobe Bryant for 38 minutes

LOS ANGELES – As long as the Lakers aren’t out of the game, Kobe Bryant won’t be either. That was the lesson taken from the Lakers’ 102-91 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Friday, as the Lakers kept the score just close enough for Coach Byron...

Orange County Register

Lakers coach Byron Scott knows D'Angelo Russell, 19, has to grow up in a hurry

LOS ANGELES – It’s hard to forget D’Angelo Russell is 19 years old when he rolls out of the players’ lounge on a purple exercise ball the size of a small car. Yet, that’s what Coach Byron Scott needs to do if he has any hope of molding the...

Orange County Register

Lakers' Lou Williams tries to remain patient

EL SEGUNDO – Lou Williams has not had the success he might have imagined when he signed a contract with the Lakers that will pay him $21 million over three years. Williams has become a late-game favorite of Coach Byron Scott, but has been far from...

Orange County Register

Byron Scott softens criticism of Lakers' effort in Monday's loss to Suns

EL SEGUNDO – Byron Scott’s season has at times been an outward struggle to balance the patience required to develop young players, and the win-now mentality coaches need to survive. On Thursday, the Lakers coach was the gentler, more...

Orlando Sentinel

Magic's Victor Oladipo might return vs. T-Wolves

Magic coach Scott Skiles said there is a chance that SG Victor Oladipo could play against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night if he clears the NBA's concussion protocol.Oladipo was injured when he ran into center Dewayne Dedmon during the Magic's game against the Los Angeles Lakers last...

Orange County Register

Lakers' Young players are 'still hungry'

LOS ANGELES – The learning curve for the Lakers has been steep this season, given the number of young players. They have failed on some tests, excelled on others, but the Lakers are getting high marks from their coach. Byron Scott said experience,...

The Jag-Wire | Fox Sports Florida

Coach Scott Skiles frustrated despite Orlando Magic victory

Orlando Magic coach Scott Skiles was less than pleased following his team's dramatic victory over the L.A. Lakers on Wednesday night.

Lakers Now | Los Angeles Times

Kobe Bryant misses second consecutive game because of sore back

Kobe Bryant didn’t play in the Lakers’ game Wednesday night against the Orlando Magic because of a sore back, but Lakers Coach Byron Scott said his guard is hoping to play Friday night in Dallas. Bryant missed his second consecutive game because of his aching back, his goal of playing in all 82...

Los Angeles Times

Byron Scott unsure about Kobe Bryant's plan to play in all 82 of Lakers' games

Kobe Bryant has told Lakers Coach Byron Scott that he wants to play in all 82 games. Scott might admire the concept but isn't certain it will happen. "That's a grind, to try to play all 82," Scott said Monday after the Lakers practiced without Bryant, who was given the day off. "We're going to...

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Spoelstra wants his defense to be physical

Miami Heat coach talks after beating the Los Angeles Lakers 101-88

New York Post

Lakers hint they misjudged Porzingis as D’Angelo Russell struggles

Kobe Bryant and Kristaps Porzingis could have been teammates, could have been the reason Bryant stuck it out one more season. In fact, Lakers coach Byron Scott hinted they miscalculated the 7-foot-3 Latvian rookie’s immediate impact when the club chose point guard D’Angelo Russell with the second pick of the draft. After the game, Bryant...

Lakers Blog | Orange County Register

Lakers fizzle in fourth, lose 99-95 to Derek Fisher's New York Knicks

NEW YORK – Derek Fisher slowly made his way toward the locker room, while Kobe Bryant waited at the free throw line, smirking. A five-time champion as a player with the Lakers, Fisher, the Knicks second-year coach, had just been ejected for arguing...

New York Post

Knicks mulling a lineup shakeup that already may be overdue

Knicks coach Derek Fisher said a shakeup to the starting backcourt is being discussed for Sunday’s matinee vs. the Lakers as the under-the-gun, all-international pair of Jose Calderon and Sasha Vujacic could be broken up. Vujacic was the last one off the practice court Saturday, taking dozens of extra shots as his shooting percentage has...

New York Post

Fiery Fisher kicked out as Knicks escape Kobe’s possible farewell

Knicks coach Derek Fisher was long gone by the time the Knicks rose up, stopped Kobe Bryant from any more Garden glory and survived a 99-95 nail-biter against the Lakers and their large coterie of purple-and- gold fans in attendance. Fisher got kicked out with 7:11 left in the third, getting two technical fouls for...

Orange County Register

What you need to know: Metta World Peace gives Lakers defensive aid in win over Nets

BROOKLYN – The Lakers were down 11 points to a team that hadn’t beaten anyone all season. Winless themselves, they were in no position to judge. But they needed to figure something out quickly. Coach Byron Scott summoned Metta World Peace, the...

New York Post

Kobe Bryant on joining Knicks: Phil Jackson’s ‘baiting you guys’

So much for Kobe to the Knicks. Kobe Bryant did his best to put to rest any talk of him leaving the Lakers to rejoin former coach Phil Jackson and former teammate Derek Fisher at Madison Square Garden next season. “That’s Phil baiting you guys like he always does,” Bryant said, shaking his head after...

Orange County Register

Lakers coach Byron Scott has message for D'Angelo Russell's critics: Cut him some slack

The coach of the Lakers does not operate his own social media accounts. He frequently claims he is unaware of criticism over his decisions or the direction of the franchise he shepherds. But not even Byron Scott has been able to miss the unrest among...

Lakers Blog | Orange County Register

Byron Scott losing patience with developing Lakers

BROOKLYN – The Lakers are developing a young, revamped roster. Two of their starters are, in effect, rookies. But coach Byron Scott’s patience is running thin after an 0-4 start with a favorable schedule. “I’m going to put guys out there...

Orange County Register

Lakers breaking rookie D'Angelo Russell in slowly

LOS ANGELES – Rookie point guard D’Angelo Russell has had a lot put on his plate, the least of which are the expectations that come with a Lakers uniform. So Coach Byron Scott is taking it slowly, spoon-feeding the young player until he fully...

All Things Nuggets | Denver Post

Nuggets pre-game: Gallinari with hands full guarding Kobe

Nuggets coach Michael Malone's comments to media prior to his team's game against the L.A. Lakers

Lakers Blog | Orange County Register

Nuggets coach Michael Malone fires back after Byron Scott criticizes Emmanuel Mudiay

LOS ANGELES -- What started as Byron Scott's attempt at praising his own point guard has turned into a war of the words between two teams likely bound for the lottery. On Monday, Scott said the Lakers preferred D'Angelo Russell in the draft over...

Lakers Blog | Orange County Register

'Frustrated' Kobe Bryant given day off to clear his head by Lakers coach Byron Scott

EL SEGUNDO – Kobe Bryant had clear instructions from his coach on Monday. Those marching orders did not include shooting fewer 3s or pushing the ball in transition. Byron Scott did not nudge him to go spend more time with the Lakers’ struggling...

Land O' Lakers | ESPN Los Angeles

Lakers coach Byron Scott says players are fatigued, vows change

Lakers coach Byron Scott says players are fatigued, vows change