According to NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the Lakers relieved Byron Scott of his head coach duties on Sunday.
As if we didn't see this coming after the Lakers worst season in franchise history with an abysmal 17-65 record for the 2015-2016 season.
The team's general manager Mitch Kupchak said after the season that he wanted to let the dust settle
from the jubilation of Kobe going off for 60 points in the final game of his career after the long season of horror and to heal a little bit, then decide on Scott’s future with the team.
The Lakers are in a rebuilding process, and the team's executive vice president Jeanie Buss just wasn't going to stand for the rumors and prospects of Scott returning for the team's revival next year. With several marquee name coaches taking jobs, including Tom Thibodeau and Scott Brooks who were named the Timberwolves and Wizards head coaches, respectively, earlier this week, and other prospects like Mark Jackson, David Blatt, and Luke Walton still available in the coaching market, time is of the essence for the Lakers to make a power move without a missed chance for fresh blood in their head coaching position next season.
Scott held a record of 38-126 in his two years as head coach of the Lakers.
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