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Los Angeles Lakers part ways with head coach Bryon Scott

The Los Angeles Lakers have parted ways with head coach Byron Scott, it was announced on Sunday.

The Lakers confirmed it will not pick up the option for the 2016-17 season on Scott’s contract.

Scott joined the Lakers in 2014 but finished with a 38-126 record in his two-year tenure.

His final season was a drama-filled one after clashing with the young talent on his team, notably second-overall pick D’Angelo Russell and second-year man Julius Randle.

The team struggled to a 17-65 finish – the worst in their franchise history – as it played in the shadow of Kobe Bryant’s looming retirement and several embarrassing off-court issues.

“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 organisation to make a change at this time,” Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said in a statement.


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Ajike is one of Nigeria's top Sportscasters with over 15 years of experience in writing and talking Sports.

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