Scott has 'had enough of' coaching, doesn't see Lakers making playoffs
It sure sounds like Byron Scott's days as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers have turned him off the profession as a whole.
Scott said without hesitation that he has zero desire to return to the NBA as a coach, according to TMZ Sports.
"I've had enough of it," said Scott. "I'm enjoying the retired life and working at ESPN. I love that, and I'm going to continue to do that."
As far as the future of his former team goes, Scott doesn't project the 2017-18 Lakers as a playoff team, but does foresee brighter days ahead for the struggling franchise.
"This year? I don't think so this year. It depends, but I think they got a real good chance at being a whole lot better than they have been the last few years, that's for sure," he added.
Scott coached the Lakers from 2014-2016, with their 17-65 record two seasons ago the worst they've ever had. His .232 (38-126) winning percentage is also the lowest of any coach in Lakers history.
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