By Craig Kwasniewski
Byron Scott was fired this afternoon as head coach of the NOLA Hornets. Really it was never a matter of if or even when but more like it's about damn time. Two teams, two firings, two times having feuds with All-Star point guards, two times with the locker room eventually tuning him out... this is a pattern not a matter of diminishing talent in either of his stints with New Jersey or New Orleans. Byron Scott is a terrible coach plain and simple.
And I haven't even mentioned his X and O's skills. Let's just say, he's very Mike Brown on the offensive end of the floor. The Hornets literally ran one single solitary play with the high screen and roll with the center. It worked a lot two years ago simply because of Chris Paul's immense talent and the chemistry between him and Tyson Chandler. But better coached teams like San Antonio and the Lakers eventually exposed their bland offense game plan.
Hell he even ran zone last night against the Suns, who by the way happen to be the best three point shooting team in the NBA. To the surprise of nobody the Suns killed NOLA last night. Come on people!
And now to my point... Lakers fans for the most part are excited at the notion of Byron Scott "coming home" to LA to coach the Lakers once Phil Jackson retires. Are you kidding me? The guy has been fired twice for basically the same reason... this is what we commonly refer to as a pattern. Being a member of "The Lakers Family" doesn't mean they should roll out the red carpet and hire the guy. In fact, if we're talking Byron Scott and family... we'll this is the one time I'll accept a little domestic violence. There's no way in hell a franchise like the Lakers should waste any time on Bryon Scott as a coach.