Los Angeles Lakers: Byron Scott Says He Was ‘Blindsided’ By Team’s Decision

March 10, 2016: Byron Scott of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to play from the bench during a 120-108 Cleveland Cavaliers win at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Getty Images via Zimbio)

Former Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott talked to Dan Patrick on his radio show Monday and talked about the decision that led the Lakers to dismiss him.

“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.

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