Byron Scott Facing Same Old Problems as Mike D’Antoni and Mike Brown

December 9th, 2014 by Dan Favale Leave a reply »

Byron Scott is no different than Mike D'Antoni and Mike Brown, his two predecessors.

Both inevitably crashed and burned amid substandard results that didn't measure up to the Los Angeles Lakers' disproportionate expectations. They came, were expected to win, didn't win and left. Scott has now entered the same coaching carousel—the one the Lakers have created by design.

This year's team isn't built to win. But, much like the ones before it, onset expectations, at least publicly, didn't match the squad's actual ceiling. Now Scott, like D'Antoni and Brown, finds himself coaching through an early-season facade that has once again bent to reality.


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Brown lasted not two seasons in Los Angeles as Phil Jackson's successor. His first foray into the Lakers' sideline inferno ended with a second-round playoff exit at the hands of the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2012. On the heels of the Lakers acquiring Dwight Howard and Steve Nash in free ...

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