“They knew the situation was going to take a few years (to rebuild),” Scott said per The Orange County Register. “And they had given me the knowledge that we’re with you we’re behind you, we know it’s going to take two or three years to get this turned around.”
Scott said he felt “a little blindsided” by the Lakers move. He called the last two seasons with the Lakers “rough.”
“You do have a bunch of young guys you’re trying to develop, get them playing the right way, then you have Kobe, who’s basically on a tour in his final season,” he added.
Scott only won 38 games in two years with the Lakers. Los Angeles has had four coaches in the last five seasons, including Scott, Mike D’Antoni, Bernie Bickerstaff and Mike Brown.