Byron Scott On Clippers: ‘They’re The Top Team In L.A.’
[new_royalslider id=”302″]

Following their worst season since moving from Minneapolis, the Los Angeles Lakers enter the 2014-15 NBA season with a new head coach after Mike D’Antoni resigned in May. Leading the team will be former Laker Byron Scott who has been tasked with guiding the Lakers back to the winning ways.

By the time Scott was officially hired as head coach, the Lakers front office had already built a roster Scott would be coaching. Among the biggest moves were the team drafting Julius Randle, trading for Jeremy Lin, and claiming Carlos Boozer off amnesty waivers.

— Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION “Can’t Handle Randle” T-Shirts? —

Scott admitted the Clippers are the better team with title hopes, according to an interview conducted by A Martinez of 89.3 KPCC:

So technically, even you admit that they’re the top team in L.A.?

They’re the top team in L.A. They’re our championship contender team. And right now I think everybody in L.A. looks at us as a team in rebuilding. So I would have to say yeah, they’re the top team in L.A.

Bolstered by the arrival of Chris Paul, the Clippers have made the playoffs each of the past three years, but have failed to reach the Western Conference Finals. The franchise comes into the season with a renewed energy as former Microsoft CEO takes over as owner following Donald Sterling’s removal.

The Lakers stole the season opener against the Clippers last season, but were blown out the other three games. The two teams meet for the first time October 31.

Despite the recent histories of the two Los Angeles teams, Scott believes he can build the Lakers back into contenders in the near future while turning a few heads this season.

[divide]

Kobe On What Drives Him, The Two Moves That Make Him Successful And Advice To Nick Young


Please enable Javascript to watch this video

You May Also Like

Lakers News: Kyle Kuzma Named Western Conference Rookie Of The Month

The first accolade for Kyle Kuzma is already in as the Los Angeles Lakers forward was named Western Conference…

Lakers News: Julius Randle, D’Angelo Russell React To Benching

Before taking on the Toronto Raptors on Monday night, head coach Byron…

Lakers News: Frank Vogel Explain Why He’s Challenging Talen Horton-Tucker With Defensive Stopper Role

The Los Angeles Lakers’ losses on the defensive side of the ball have been spoken about plenty since this season began…

Lakers Nation Running Diary: Game 3 vs. Mavs Party at ESPN Zone

The afternoon began with such promise, such hope. In my heart of…