Byron Scott wishes he'd played more veterans at the LA Lakers

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The Los Angeles Lakers changnig their head coach saw Byron Scott get let go from the Staples Center.

The 55-year-old was sent on his way by Jeanie Buss and co after a below-par season saw them finish 2015-16 with one of the worst records in the entire NBA. 

Speaking today, weeks after being let go by the Lakers, Scott said that if he knew his job was on the line he would've done one thing to combat it - play his veteran players more.

"If I knew this was coming, I would have played Lou (Williams), Brandon (Bass), and guys like that a whole lot more," Scott told the Los Angeles Daily News of the team's veteran players. "They gave me the best chance to win."

It seems like Scott really had no idea his job was on the line throughout the season.

"I wasn't going to sell myself; that's just not me," Scott said. "But I did bring up (to Lakers management) the fact that I thought I had at least another year with our discussions that this would be hard the first two or three years."

The Lakers won 17 games last year, that's never going to be good enough, and the claim that playing Williams, Bass, Metta World Peace and Roy Hibbert more, instead of Jordan Clarkson, D'Angelo Russell and Justin Randle, would've saved him his job is a bit far-fetched.

The Kobe Bryant retirement tour managed to overshadow all the poor aspects of the Lakers season, except Byron Scott's coaching of the team. Maybe there's something in that, which we could find out in the future.

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