The Los Angeles Lakers are losing legendary player Kobe Bryant after a 20-year career with the team. Not only will they have to move on from, but they have decided to move on from head coach Byron Scott.
The Lakers wrapped up their 2015-16 season a little over a week ago with a record of 17-65, a franchise worst. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports initially reported the termination of Scott.
Scott spent the last two seasons as the head coach in Los Angeles, racking up a dismal 38-126 record, missing the playoffs each of the last two years. The Lakers will likely be picking in the top five of the 2016 NBA Draft for the second year in a row after selecting D’Angelo Russell last year.
Byron Scott has been all over the league in his 15-year career, spending most of his time with the former New Orleans Hornets. He has a career record of 454-647 with two NBA Finals appearances with the former New Jersey Nets in 2002 and 2003.
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