The Los Angeles Lakers (18-50) have now lost fifty games in consecutive seasons for the first time in franchise history, and are well on track to beat last season’s franchise-high mark of futility of 55 losses.
Head coach Byron Scott met with general manager Mitch Kupchak last week, and reports that he was given a vote of confidence for the job he’s done with the team through the tough times.
Scott says that the front-office likes how hard the squad is playing, regardless of the discouraging W-L record.
Per the LA Daily News:
“He said I’ve been doing a great job in getting all these guys to play hard every night,” Scott said. “With all the injuries that we’ve had and to be in the games that we’ve been in, he thinks I’ve done a terrific job.”
Scott also said Kupchak reiterated what he and executive Jim Buss stressed during last year’s coaching interviews. Then, Scott reported the Lakers’ front office conceded a possible lengthy rebuilding process that they would address in the 2015 offseason through the NBA Draft in late June and free agency in July. […] The Lakers could have as many as two first- and second-round picks. They will also have enough cap space to sign a marquee free agent to a maximum-caliber contract.
“We’re still on the right course and still sticking to what we talked about,” Scott said. “All of the things we talked about before they hired me and all the things we talked about since they hired me hasn’t changed.”