When NBA coaches remind the press that they “never read what you people write” or that they don’t pay attention to that “stuff,” meaning “rumors,” it’s often hard to believe them. Yes, there is a lot of game tape to break down and meetings to attend, but don’t they at least have some passing interest in what’s happening around the league, and how its participants view their team?
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With deposed former Laker coach Byron Scott, though, we kind of believe the guy.
(Though, since moving back to Los Angeles, he must have changed his habits.)
In an interview with the Los Angeles Daily News, Scott claims that he was taken aback and “thrown for a loop” by Los Angeles’ decision to decline to pick up the option on the third year of his four-year deal, keeping in mind a conversation he had with Laker brass back in 2014 about seeing out at the very least a three-year plan:
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