Byron Scott hesitant of JJ Redick’s Lakers candidateship: ‘He has no experience’

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Despite no training experience on his résumé, previous NBA sharpshooter JJ Redick has a fantastic possibility of endingupbeing the Los Angeles Lakers’ next head coach.

The justrecently retired gamer and existing NBA media character is the odds-on preferred to land the task. That has at least one previous Lakers star and head coach doubtful. Byron Scott on Tuesday appeared on “The Herd,” and exposed his greatest caution with Redick taking over the Lakers. 

“The just thing … that I would state I have versus him coming in right off the streets to be the Lakers’ head coach is he has no experience,” Scott informed Colin Cowherd. “Never coached.”

Redick invested 15 years in the NBA after being prepared No. 11 general by the Orlando Magic in 2006, before breaking into sports broadcasting and introducing a podcast togetherwith LeBron James.

Following the termination of Darvin Ham, the Lakers haveactually been in talks with Redick, as well as Sam Cassell, James Borrego and others, per The Athletic. 

Scott, who served as an NBA head coach for 15 seasons (2000-2016) following his playing profession, asserted that time on the bench as an assistant is important for brand-new coaches.

“I truly, really believe that if you have a year or 2 on the bench, that got experience will aid you so much in your next — or getting a head training position someplace else,” he stated. “But going in there cold turkey, it’s a entire lot harder than you believe.”

Cowherd questioned what is the hardest part of the task for a brand-new coach — specifically one without any top-level experience. 

“When you have to make every single choice,” Scott responded. “You understand, it’s not a idea anylonger. As the head coach, your word is bond. Whatever you state goes, so understanding that whatever kind of falls on you. Sometimes it can be frustrating.”

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In a previous look on Keyshawn Johnson’s “All Facts No Brakes” podcast, Scott recommended James would make a excellent prospect to endedupbeing a player-coach for the Lakers, which was satisfied with both speculation and interest.

Scott clarified his remarks this week, mentioning he “was major however wasn’t major” about James doing both, pointingout guidelines that would avoid such a thing. Scott, nevertheless, did share with both Cowherd and Johnson the 2 training prospects he is most rooting for.

“Mark Jackson, I believe, is a guy who shouldhave another chance to coach in this league,” Scott stated. “[I] wear’t understand why he’s been sort of blackballed from this league for so numerous years.

“If it’s not Mark Jackson … I love Sam Cassell. Number one, he’s had absolutelynothing however experience on that bench as a long-lasting assistant coach. And, allover he’s been hasactually done well. I believe he isworthyof an chance.”   

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