Wednesday, January 14th, 2009 at 10:30 am  |  15 responses

Byron Scott Calls His Team Lazy, Uninspired

The Hornets’ coach wasn’t impressed with his team’s showing against the Knicks a couple of nights ago: “I think we all understand that we blew it (Monday) night as far as what we were supposed to do, ” Scott said. “Just like I was telling my coaches today, this is the first time I ever coached, or played, that I’ve had to preach about playing hard. Never had that when we played. It was a given that we were going to play hard every night with the Lakers and Indiana. It was a given coaching in Sacramento and New Jersey. It’s something we never talked about. So it’s mind-boggling to me that it’s something we continue to struggle with: effort and energy. I’m at a loss for words. I can’t figure it out.”

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  • Ritchie

    1st. And I completly agree with Coach Scott

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Um, what is wrong with Tyson Chandler? He has regressed SO far from last year. His production is down across the board.

  • ENDS

    I think Chirs Paul needs to go old school MJ and throw a haymaker in paractice to a role player ala Ron Harper. My Pick James Posey

  • ClydeSays

    Funny b/c people have accused BScott of being a lazy & unispired coach…

    No way does Paul punch Posey unless it’s set up beforehand.

    A better target would be Peja. No way does he retaliate. It would mess up his hair.

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    Byron Scott says his team is playing uninspired, he’s lazy. Phil Jackson says the exact same thing, OMG he’s the zen master.

  • Keith

    I’m interested to know Lebron’s opinion on this.

  • http://www.bothteamsplayedhard.net Both Teams Played Hard

    I’m guessing the players are still just depressed from the tragic death of Tyson Chandler this offseason.

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    I haven’t seen enough Hornets games this season so far, but could it be the problem that last year they still could surprise some teams, but now everybody knows they’re one of the best, so the element of surprise is gone? Or is that too obvious?

  • http://www.bbaxn.com Darksaber

    *sigh* a page from Jax’s bestseller “how to keep the fire burning under your great but underperforming” team in January”, Byron? Can’t he use more original motivation tactics? Next thing’s gonna be book assignments for sure?

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    ^^that’s what most are claiming but since the Hornets continue to tease the league(beating the Lakers then losing againt the Knicks), no one knows what to make of them. Combine that with the fact that the western conference spot is the Lakers’ to lose, I still think they have the element of surprise.
    What they’ll do with it in the offseason is anyone’s guess. Maybe they should pick up a big since Chandler is playing horrible this season.

  • ENDS

    Your right right Clyde…makes more sense

  • Todd Spehr

    “It was a given that we were going to play hard every night with the Lakers and Indiana”

    … um, Byron, you played in Vancouver too

  • mdshuai

    The problem is that they don’t have any real inside scoring. Tyson Chandler can only score on lobs from CP3, and David West is primarily a “jump” shooter. So if Peja and Paul and Posey aren’t hitting threes, and if CP3 can’t get to the line, no one scores.

  • http://allday-fadeaway.blogspot.com nbk


  • http://www.triplejunearth.com/dacre Dacre

    Here we go the immortal “DWest is a jump shooter” debacle.