Byron Scott Out? Is This the Answer to the New Orleans Hornets’ Problems?

November 12th, 2009 by Steve Hampton Leave a reply »
General George S. Patton once said, "Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of the men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory."

The New Orleans Hornets personified the reckless, upstart mentality that can blindly take a team into the NBA playoffs, without any prior experience in the postseason.

Unfortunately, that was two years ago, and any hope that this team would be a continuing success were crushed at the hands of Denver in last year's playoffs.

I apologize to John Stockton for this next statement, but we may be witnessing the career of the greatest point guard of our generation.

But what can one man do when your organization is trying to give away players at yard-sale value?

When New Orleans was on top, Byron Scott was the toast of the town. He was hailed as the next great coach, a player's coach who could keep his players in line without imposing his will on their play.

Last season didn't go as planned.

Although Chris Paul was putting up numbers at a neck-breaking pace, his team seemed to be floundering around him. David West wasn't lo ...

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