LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Lakers have fired Head Coach Byron Scott, league sources say.
The Los Angeles Lakers have fired coach Byron Scott, league sources tell @TheVertical
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) April 25, 2016
Scott is coming off a 17-65 season.
There is no word on who the Lakers are looking at to replace Scott.
— Robert Raiola, CPA (@SportsTaxMan) April 25, 2016
“We would like to thank Byron for his hard work, dedication and loyalty over the last two years, but have decided it is in the best interest of the organization to make a change at this time,” said General Manager Mitch Kupchak.
Can confirm Lakers coach Byron Scott will not return. Had team options in next 2 seasons, Lakers opted against. @WojVerticalNBA first.
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) April 25, 2016
Was told Byron Scott’s ouster was strictly a Kupchak/Jim Buss decision and that this move does not necessarily foretell front office shakeup
— Bill Oram (@billoram) April 25, 2016
The Wizards replaced Randy Wittman with Scott Brooks and the Timberwolves replaced Sam Mitchell with Tom Thibodeau, two names the Lakers were rumored to be considering to replace Scott.