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Friday, October 23rd, 2009 at 10:30 am  |  20 responses

Byron Scott is Unimpressed With Hornets

Coach Scott is questioning his team’s mental toughness: “That was probably the worst half I’ve seen us play in a long time,’ Hornets Coach Byron Scott said, after his team’s preseason record fell to 2-5 with one preseason game remaining tonight against the Clippers. ‘Mentally I think we are a fragile team. We’re mentally weak. We can’t be that weak-minded. Chris and David are probably our two toughest-minded players, but that’s no excuse for the way we played.”’

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  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com/nba/overdribbling/index276.html chiqo

    that makes all of us.

  • http://slamonline.com YKnot

    I thought Posey and his ring meant instant mental toughness? Was Chandler tougher than Okafor?

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    You know when your coach is down on your team you’re pretty fawked. Thanks for the encouraging words coach.

  • http://myspace.com/brandnewis Bryan

    No one is as tough as byron scott look at the way he stands with his arms crossed. Scary.

  • http://www.teflinprague.com SAB

    “Chris and David are probably our two toughest-minded players, but that’s no excuse for the way we played” – did he really connect those two sentences?!?! brilliant. so did he mean to say “if CP3 and DWest are the two toughest cats on your team, that’s a real bunch of pussies”…

  • Sparker

    uh, chris paul is tough and will f u up. and he will dunk on dwight howard

  • http://www.teflinprague.com SAB

    i’m not disputing CP3′s toughness, it just seems a strange pair of statements. i don’t wanna be punched in the balls – he said it, not me.

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    The Hornets are unimpressed with Byron Scott.

  • Ken

    LOL at SAB. Somewhere, Julius Hodge crossed his legs when he read your comment.

  • http://realcavsfans.com Anton

    Ugh, the annual story for the Hornets.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    God: Please get Chris Paul some help ASAP! Thanks.
    TADOne
    P.S.- A new coach would be nice too.

  • LeoneL

    God, please answer TADOne’s prayers.
    LeoneL

    P.S.-A nice J for Juju would be nice too.

  • ClydeSays

    Scott to me seems like other ‘tough-minded’ coaches (Karl, LBrown, Skiles…) who get young teams to focus for a year or two before the team gets tired of them. Trading/not trading/then trading Chandler & paying too much for Posey didn’t help either.

  • theman

    another long year for the best point in the league then huh…. chris paul just leave cuz it ain’t gonna happen for u in the big easy or just cry like kobe and demand help then cry again once they bring u some help man. i’m out like kobe’s top spot hahahahaha

  • AL29

    Statements like these are usually made by coaches who are about to get fired.

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

    Tough MINDED. Not physically. Read!

  • http://Vikturus Vikturus

    Agree SAB, kinda wierd.

  • Yesse

    Should not have traded Tyson.

  • Clark

    I feel like the Hornets are going to be the new Timberwolves (KG era). A team with a player too good to have the team be bad, but without him they are arguably the worst team in the NBA…

  • Jacqueline Mitchell

    Coach Scott’s comment are raw, dang.

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