Byron Scott Calls His Team Lazy, Uninspired

by January 14, 2009
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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.”