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As soon as Lakers Coach Byron Scott took his seat on the team's bus Wednesday night as it pulled out of the EnergySolutions Arena parking lot in Salt Lake City, he checked his Instagram account and saw some comments from fans that really annoyed him.
Lakers head coach Byron Scott read tanking comments on his Instagram account, called them absurd. Plus, Scott talks about whether Jordan Clarkson has star potential. Join the Largest Lakers Fan Site in the World http://LakersNation.com | Follow http://tw
Guard Ronnie Price, whom Lakers Coach Byron Scott has considered one of his toughest players and best defenders, is done for the rest of the season after having successful surgery to remove bone spurs and bone chips from his right elbow Wednesday.
Lakers Coach Byron Scott said small forward Nick Young will not play Wednesday night against the Utah Jazz because of a swollen left knee.
AP Photo/Brandon WadeDallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle gives guard Rajon Rondo (9) instructions in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, in Dallas, Texas. Dallas won 102-98.
EL SEGUNDO – Ending their seven-game losing streak with an overtime victory didn’t come without a price for the Lakers. Robert Sacre and Nick Young sat out Monday’s practice because of injuries, leaving the Lakers shorthanded. Coach Byron Scott...
The latest change Lakers Coach Byron Scott made to his starting lineup and rotation was all about making sure his team stays "hungry" for the final 27 regular-season games.
LOS ANGELES -- The players and coaches that made the Lakers-Celtics rivalry one of the most storied in sports history are nearly all gone now. The only one left, on the court anyway, as the two teams met at Staples Center on Sunday was Byron Scott, whose disdain for the Celtics as a Lakers player in the 1980s has carried over to his time as a Lakers coach. “Probably not,” Scott said Sunday when asked if he could have coached the Celtics.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- A day removed from an overtime win against the Boston Celtics that snapped the Los Angeles Lakers' seven-game losing streak, Wes Johnson summarized coach Byron Scott's pregame words to the team: "'I hate those guys. Go out there and win it for me,'" Johnson recalled Scott saying. "That was like the main thing I got out of it. He hated them." The vitriol hasn't quite translated to a young Lakers team whose longest-tenured active players are Jordan Hill and Robert Sacre, both in their third season.
On Saturday, after not playing Carlos Boozer during Friday night’s game, Lakers Coach Byron Scott said he spoke with his power forward to let him know that his not playing wasn’t “personal.”
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott may have accepted his team’s lottery fate in this lost season, but he’s still going to go down swinging over the team’s final 28 games. Scott, who has already used nine different starting lineups and 12 different starters this season, said he plans on tinkering with the starting lineup again, possibly before the Lakers’ upcoming game against the Boston Celtics on Sunday.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The NBA trade deadline came and passed Thursday, and the Lakers' roster didn't change one bit, unlike so many others around the league. The only move that affected the team's future didn't directly involve them, as, according to sources, the Phoenix Suns sent the top-five-protected pick owed to them by the Lakers to the Philadelphia 76ers in a three-team trade. Lakers coach Byron Scott said he didn't have much of an opinion about the deals the Lakers didn't make or deals made by others.
Reports have linked the Lakers to Phoenix Suns point guard Goran Dragic, but Coach Byron Scott had little to say about any potential deals the Lakers might make before Thursday's NBA trade deadline (12 p.m. PST).
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott isn’t sure what his team will look like coming out of Thursday’s trade deadline but he is sure he will continue tweaking the starting lineup regardless. “There’s 29 games left, probably with 25 games left or maybe a little bit less than that I’ll probably make another lineup change just to give some other guys some time to just go out there and show what they can do as well,” Scott said.
Outside the locker room, Lakers coach Byron Scott talked with authority surrounding one of the team's greatest riddles.
PORTLAND -- Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott is looking forward to the eight-day All-Star break. He has his time off all planned out. "I'll be at a beach somewhere," he said after his team's 102-86 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers at the Moda Center here Wednesday. "I'll play some golf, I'll probably have some type of drink with an umbrella on it and just have a good time. Try to relax." That sure doesn't sound like a bad plan after the Lakers head into the break on a six-game losing streak, having lost 15 of their last 16 games and, if we're really counting, 40 of their last 53.
PORTLAND -- No injury is timely, but Nick Young was at least glad that he'll have some time to rest. The Los Angeles Lakers reserve guard suffered what the team called a "peroneal tendon strain" in his left foot -- meaning he strained a tendon near his ankle -- Wednesday in his team's 102-86 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers here at the Moda Center. Neither Young nor Lakers coach Byron Scott said they were sure how long Young would be sidelined, but Young didn't think the injury was all that serious.
"I like where we are," Blazers head coach Terry Stotts said after Portland's 102-86 win over the Los Angeles Lakers Wednesday. "I like what we've done. We've had more adversity this year than last year and we've done a good job of fighting through it."
LOS ANGELES -- After seeing his team collapse and lose yet another recent close game, Los Angeles Lakers coach Byron Scott has come to a conclusion. "The biggest thing with us right now is the last three, four minutes of the game, we have no confidence," Scott said after his team's 106-96 loss to the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center here Tuesday. "We're almost waiting for the wheels to fall off. That's the biggest thing right now." The Lakers have lost five straight and 14 of their last 15.
EL SEGUNDO – The Lakers took a late-night flight Sunday and returned to their home practice floor Monday loaded down by four more losses and a few more questions. Coach Byron Scott said the Lakers need to figure out how to maintain leads late in...
At Lakers practice, head coach Byron Scott talks about the Lakers struggles and Nick Young's slump, says we're going to find out whether Young is mentally tough enough. Join the Largest Lakers Fan Site in the World http://LakersNation.com | Follow http:/
CLEVELAND — Former Cavaliers coach Byron Scott, now in charge of the Los Angeles Lakers, coached his first game at Quicken Loans Arena on Sunday since being fired in 2013. He was on the losing end once again at The Q, as the Cavs won 120-105 in front of a sellout crowd and national television Read More...The post Cavaliers Notes: Former coach Byron Scott reflects on Cleveland appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram.Click here to read this story on The Chronicle-Telegram.Content copyright The Chronicle-Telegram. Your #1 source for Lorain County News.
Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott enjoyed his time in Cleveland, but doesn't feel he got a 'fair chance'
Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott spent three loss-filled seasons in Cleveland roaming the sidelines for the Cavaliers, but admitted on Sunday afternoon he believes it should have been four.
CLEVELAND -- Before Sunday's game, Lakers coach Byron Scott said if his team had any chance of stopping LeBron James, they just had to hope he missed jumpers. That’s right -- the Lakers just had to hope really hard. But James, the Cleveland Cavaliers star, didn't miss too many jumpers, nor did many of his teammates, especially Kevin Love. In fact, the Cavaliers buried 18 3-pointers – including seven by Love -- on their way to a 120-105 demolition of the guests at Quicken Loans Arena.
CLEVELAND -- The upbeat "Swaggy P" persona has gone missing. The smiles and laughs and jokes have all been absent. In their place, Nick Young has just looked downtrodden, coming up short on everything from his shots to answers about why Lakers coach Byron Scott has been keeping him on the bench more and more lately. Sunday was another chapter in Young's ever-growing slump. He entered the Lakers' 120-105 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers having missed 12 consecutive field-goal attempts, two shy of his longest such drought this season.
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ORLANDO – When it comes to being fired in the NBA, there are few active coaches who know that pain better than Lakers coach Byron Scott. He has been fired three times, more than all but Minnesota’s Flip Saunders, including twice mid-season. He is...
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Magic had lost 10 games in a row. Fourteen straight opponents had scored 100 or more points. The basketball was so ugly in The City Beautiful that, in an act of desperation, the organization fired coach Jacque Vaughn on...
James Borrego's first game as head coach of the Orlando Magic takes place Friday night when the Los Angeles Lakers come to town. While the presumption is he'll remain in charge for the final 30 games of the 2014-15 season, Borrego is not thought of as anything other than an interim coach. Here's a look at who the Magic might have in mind.