The Lakers could go out and get Luke Walton or Tom Thibodeau to coach their team, but they’re considering bringing Scott back for a third season.
Scott’s woeful record (451-636) is enough to argue that his time in L.A. should come to an end, but it’s Scott’s inability to handle his young roster in a progressive fashion that should have him packing his things at the end of the season.
Scott and his dwindling number of defenders refer to his callous treatment of the Lakers’ young core of Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson, and D’Angelo Russell as "tough love."
Is it a shock the Lakers lost to the Kings at home?
We’re reaching the end of Scott’s second season in L.A. and 15th as an NBA head coach (!!!). In that time, there’s little evidence to suggest that he’s capable of installing a dynamic NBA offense or a viable defensive philosophy.
We have seen that Scott is keen to go on wild power trips, though.
The Lakers have a solid young core and likely another high draft pick this summer. A rebuild is never fun, but the Lakers should have a strong base off which to build.