Allen Kee / ESPN Images(LOS ANGELES) — Following a dismal season, Byron Scott is no longer the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers.
In a press release Sunday night, the team announced it has “decided not to pick up the option for the 2016-17 season” on Scott’s contract.
“We would like to thank Byron for his hard work, dedication and loyalty over the last two years, but have decided it is in the best interest of the organization to make a change at this time,” Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said in a statement.
Scott has coached the team since 2014. Under his leadership, the Lakers have had the two worst seasons in the franchise’s history. This year, the team finished 17-65, the second-worst record in the NBA.
The Lakers say the search for Scott’s replacement will “begin immediately.”
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