Biggest Changes Byron Scott Must Make to Succeed as Los Angeles Lakers Coach

The Los Angeles Lakers hired Byron Scott last summer with hopes of righting a badly listing ship.

So far, that has not happened.

With a winning percentage of just .265, Scott's first season as head coach in L.A. is shaping up to be even worse than that of his much-beleaguered predecessor, Mike D'Antoni. In fact, it will likely be the lowliest season in Lakers franchise history.

Changes clearly have to be made.

There are things Scott has done well, such as developing and encouraging some of his youngest and most impressionable players.

And his insistence on prioritizing defensive fundamentals would seem to be a positive and necessary step were it not for the fact that the Lakers have had one of the worst defenses in the NBA all season long.

The roster certainly plays a part, but signing new players is not Scott's job.

It is time to look at some obtainable keys to future success.

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