December 9, 2012
Cleveland Cavaliers Coach Byron Scott has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for criticizing the officiating following a 91-73 loss at the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. The Cavaliers attempted just nine free throws to Minnesota's 35, and Scott said the officiating was "that bad. " He said: "I mean I understand we're playing in Minnesota, but 35-9, we went to the basket just as much as they did. " The NBA announced the fine Sunday. Celtics' Wilcox fined Chris Wilcox of the Boston Celtics has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for making an obscene gesture toward fans during a game.
May 9, 2011 |
The Lakers have to fill a very big void now that Coach Phil Jackson is walking away into retirement — again. The decision on the new Lakers coach will be made by owner Jerry Buss, his son Jim Buss, the team's executive vice president of player personnel, and General Manager Mitch Kupchak. The Lakers can only hope this hire turns out better than the last time they replaced Jackson. The Lakers hired Rudy Tomjanovich as coach, but he lasted only 41 games into the 2004-05 season before leaving because of health problems.
March 19, 2011
Watch out for fans with cakes Charlotte Coach Paul Silas , on Kwame Brown , who averaged 9-9 and shot 54% in January, before sliding to 7-7 and 42% since: "I'm so excited for him. He's been much maligned in this league. Now he's playing up to his potential. " And it helps if one is Durant Cleveland Coach Byron Scott , on emulating Oklahoma City's rebuilding program: "You've got to admire the way they've done it, no doubt about that. It's nothing that's going to happen overnight.
January 12, 2011 |
The road the Lakers have traveled this season has had some bumps at times. That's to be expected, Cleveland Cavaliers Coach Byron Scott said. Winning championships is never easy, Scott said, especially when a team is trying to win three consecutive NBA titles like the Lakers seek. "I understand what they are going through," said Scott, who won three NBA championships with the Lakers during the Showtime era of the 1980s. "But the season is never going to be ? for any team, especially the champions ?
June 26, 2010 |
As Phil Jackson might say, thank heavens that's over. Except it's never over. This is going to be a challenging summer, even for the two-time defending champions, whose coach is leaning toward retirement. This isn't about money or appreciation, but Phil Jackson's concerns about health and the quality of the rest of his life. Jackson found retirement hard — read b-o-r-i-n-g — both times he tried it, in 1999 and 2004. At 64, it's just a matter of whether he leaves now or in a year, so why not go out on top, rather than hack his way through another season that could be even tougher than this one, on the chance he could stay on top?
June 2, 2010 |
Former Lakers guard Byron Scott won three NBA championships with the team. He lost his first NBA Finals as a rookie, against the Boston Celtics, in 1984. He won his next two championships against the Celtics in 1985 — the first Lakers team to defeat the Celtics in the NBA Finals in eight tries — and 1987. Scott's preview of the Finals, as told to Times staff writer Broderick Turner : No. 1, the Lakers are going to win the series. I think it's probably going to go six or seven games, there's no doubt about that.