Bye Bye, Byron
The 2014-2015 Lakers were pretty bad.
That's as in dictionary bad as opposed to street bad.
How bad were they?
The team’s .256 winning percentage was the worst in franchise history.
What could possibly be worse than that?
How about following it up with a new franchise worst in team history?
The 2016 Lakers finished their season campaign with a whopping 17 victories and a win percentage of .207.
But, hey. At least they beat the eventual champ Golden State Warriors. Right?
Lakers coach Byron Scott deservedly took mucho blame for this dumpster fire of a season, clearly ignited from the smoldering embers from the dumpster fire of the previous season.
However, one could say he was the perfect coach for the past few Lakers squads.
There's no denying the fact that the Lake Show cum Horrow Show was and is in rebuild mode.
Kobe Bryant is no longer a piece to build around and hasn't been for a while, now.
Being a rebuilding team, the Lakers need picks. The problem with that is the 76ers own the Lakers first-rounder. However, the pick comes with a catch.
In this regard, Scott can be considered a successful Lakers coach. He coached his team to the bottom.
Who knows? with D’Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson, Julius Randle, and a high first-round pick -- in the dictionary sense, of course -- the Lakers could be good next season. Adding a megastar like Kevin Durant wouldn’t hurt, either.
So let out a cheer, Lakers fans. Your terrible coach is gone.
But before you judge him completely. Remember this:
Byron Scott may be the reason Ben Simmons or Brandon Ingram is in a Lakers jersey next season.